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Delhi gangrape: Court rejects contempt notice against Shinde

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 09:00 hrs
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New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday rejected the pleas of defence lawyers of two of the December 16 gang rape case convicts to issue contempt notice against Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for reportedly saying they would get death penalty.

Judge Yogesh Khanna of the District Court, Saket, rejected the pleas of defence counsel of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta who claimed that the minister had said Tuesday that "death is assured in this case".

The court was hearing the final arguments in the sentencing of the four held guilty in the Dec 16, 2012, gang rape and murder of a physiotherapist intern.



V.K. Anand, counsel of Mukesh, filed an application Wednesday to issue contempt notice against Shinde, but Additional Sessions Judge Khanna refused to entertain the plea and it was withdrawn by counsel. Gupta's lawyer is Vivek Sharma.

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