The amicus curiae in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, Sanjay Hegde, has raised serious questions on the merit of evidence furnished by prosecution that led to award of death penalty to four of the convicts in the case. In a special hearing of the case held Saturday, Hegde, according to news agency ANI, submitted that convict Mukesh was not with prime accused Ram Singh in the bus where the offence was committed. To substantiate the claim, he said that mobile phone locations of the two convicts were found to be different.
Earlier, in the last hearing on November 7, the apex court’s amicus curiae in the case, Raju Ramachandran, had sought setting aside of the death penalty awarded to the convicts in the sensational case that had shocked the nation. He had submitted that the trial court had committed certain errors while slapping death sentences, including not hearing the accused in person.