Chhawla Rape Murder Case Delhi Government Will Challenge The Order To Release The Accused

LG VK Saxena

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The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has approved the filing of a review petition by the Delhi government against the acquittal of three convicts in a rape and murder case in 2012. The Delhi government will file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on the acquittal of the 3 convicts in the Chawla gang-rape murder. It is reported quoting sources that the appointment of SG Tushar Mehta and Additional SG Aishwarya Bhati to represent the case has also been approved by the Lt Governor.

Let us inform that in the early week of November, the Supreme Court had ordered the release of the accused in the Chhawla gangrape-murder. The court had said that the prosecution could not produce sufficient evidence as the mutilated body of the victim was recovered three days after the incident. Deep wounds were found on the body. The lower court had convicted three accused in the incident. Regarding which the Delhi government will file a review petition against the decision of the Supreme Court

The incident was carried out in Chhawla area in the year 2012 which had crossed all limits of barbarity. Three youths abducted a 19-year-old girl living in the area from a car and after gang-raping her, killed her by pouring acid in her eyes. The incident is of 14 February 2012. The girl was going to her home in the evening after finishing work. Meanwhile, three youths abducted him from the car on the way. When the daughter did not reach home for a long time, the family members started worrying and she started searching for her daughter at her own level. After that the relatives informed the police about the incident.

Police registered a case of kidnapping and started investigation. Initially, the police came to know that three youths had abducted the victim from the car. A few days later, the police arrested three accused in the case, Ravi Kumar, Rahul and Vinod. Investigation revealed that the accused gang-raped the girl after abducting her. During this, he was beaten up with the tools used in the car. His body was burnt with cigarettes.

The girl who got mad, put acid in both her eyes and killed her. In this case, the lower court and the Delhi High Court had sentenced the three accused to death. After this, an appeal was filed in the Supreme Court against the sentence on behalf of the convicts. The Supreme Court had acquitted all the three convicts, reversing the decision of the High Court.

The accused is not guilty merely on the ground of moral turpitude or suspicion

The Supreme Court said that the appellants were denied their right to a fair trial. Commenting on the judgment of the trial court, it said that the courts cannot convict the accused merely on the basis of moral turpitude or suspicion. It may be true that if the accused involved in the heinous crime are not punished or are acquitted, the society in general and the family of the victim may suffer grief and despair.

The Supreme Court said, without being influenced by external moral pressures of any kind, every case should be decided in the courts strictly on merit and in accordance with the law. In its order, the Supreme Court said, the prosecution failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt.

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The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has approved the filing of a review petition by the Delhi government against the acquittal of three convicts in a rape and murder case in 2012. The Delhi government will file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict on the acquittal of the 3 convicts in the Chawla gang-rape murder. It is reported quoting sources that the appointment of SG Tushar Mehta and Additional SG Aishwarya Bhati to represent the case has also been approved by the Lt Governor.

Let us inform that in the early week of November, the Supreme Court had ordered the release of the accused in the Chhawla gangrape-murder. The court had said that the prosecution could not produce sufficient evidence as the mutilated body of the victim was recovered three days after the incident. Deep wounds were found on the body. The lower court had convicted three accused in the incident. Regarding which the Delhi government will file a review petition against the decision of the Supreme Court

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