Delhi Govt to challenge SC acquittal of Chhawla gangrape-murder accused

L-G Saxena has approved the filing of a review petition in the Supreme Court against its decision of acquitting the three accused, say sources

November 21, 2022 10:13 am | Updated 03:12 pm IST - New Delhi

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Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena on November 21 approved the filing of a review petition in Supreme Court against the acquittal of three accused in the 2012 Chhawla rape and murder case, sources in the Home Department of the Delhi Government said.

The L-G also cleared the name of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to represent the Delhi Government in the case, they added.

The three accused were earlier convicted and awarded death sentence by a trial court which was upheld by the Delhi High Court for the rape and murder of a 19-year old woman on February 9, 2012 at Chhawla, Dwarka, Delhi.

The Supreme Court on November 7 had acquitted the three accused by setting aside the trial court and High Court orders.

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