Thursday, February, 09,2023

Delhi Police, Social Activist move review petition in Supreme Court against judgement in 2012's Chhawala rape case

New Delhi: The prosecuting agency Delhi Police and Social Activist Yogita Bhayana on Wednesday moved two separate review petition in Supreme Court challenging its order which acquitted three men who were awarded the death penalty by a Delhi Court in connection with allegedly raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in Delhi's Chhawala area in 2012.
On Monday, the victim's parents moved a review petition to the Supreme Court. In the plea, filed through Chalu Walikhanna and Parminder Singh Bhullar, Yogita Bhayana sought to recall the top court's order dated November 7, 2022.
The petitioner submitted that apparent errors which warrant a review of the Impugned Judgment and order passed by this Court include casting doubts over the probative value of the CFSL's Biological Examination and DNA Profiling Report dated April 18, 2012.
The review petition also raised the point that the top court had not taken into consideration the evidence adduced before the Trial Court and various other aspects related to the case.

"There is nothing on record to show that the Appeals filed by the accused persons fall within the category of circumstances where the evidence should have been re-appreciated by the Court," the plea said.
On Monday, the victim's parents moved a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order which acquitted three men who were awarded the death penalty by a Delhi Court in connection with allegedly raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in Delhi's Chhawala area in 2012, said a lawyer on Monday.
The Supreme Court on November 7 set aside the Delhi High Court order and acquitted three men who were awarded the death penalty by a Delhi Court after being held guilty of raping and killing a 19-year-old woman in Delhi's Chhawala area in 2012.
The top court set aside the judgments and orders of conviction and sentence passed by the trial court and the High Court in the case and gave the accused a benefit of the doubt and directed to set free the accused forthwith if not required in any other case.
Three men had moved the top court against capital punishment for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in Delhi's Chhawala.
A Delhi court in February 2014 had convicted them. The capital punishment was confirmed by the Delhi High Court on August 26 2014, saying they were "predators" moving on the streets and "were looking for prey".

Three men, Ravi Kumar, Rahul and Vinod were convicted under various charges dealing with kidnapping, rape and murder.
The case dates back to February 2012, when a 19-year-old girl's body was found in Haryana. The girl was brutally killed after being raped.
A case was registered regarding this at outer Delhi's Chhawala (Najafgarh) police station.
According to the prosecution, the offence was barbaric in nature as they first kidnapped the woman, raped her, killed her and dumped her body in a field in Rodhai village in Haryana's Rewari district.
"The woman was kidnapped by the three men in a car from near her house in the Qutub Vihar area on the night of February 9, 2012, while she was returning from office," the prosecution had said.
The prosecution had also revealed multiple injuries on the woman's head and other parts of her body and said that the three men had assaulted the woman with a car jack and an earthen pot.
The crime was allegedly committed by Ravi Kumar with the help of the other two accused as the girl has refused the friendship proposal of Ravi Kumar, the prosecution had alleged. (ANI)

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