Expressing apprehension that he might not get a fair trial if the December 16 gang-rape case is conducted in Delhi, one of the accused on Saturday moved the Supreme Court for shifting the case to any other State, preferably Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. The trial is to begin in the Saket court here this Monday.

Counsel M.L. Sharma, in Mukesh’s transfer petition, traced the sequence of events from the day the rape occurred in a moving bus in the capital and the subsequent public outrage to argue that the atmosphere in Delhi was so surcharged it was not a conducive venue for a fair trial.

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