The court offered legal aid to convict Pawan Gupta, and noted that any convict had the right to seek recourse till his last breath.
A court in Delhi on Wednesday adjourned the proceedings on the pleas seeking new death warrants against the four convicts in the 2012 gangrape and murder case, reported Live Law. The woman’s parents and the state government had filed a petition on Tuesday for a new date of execution for the four convicts.
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana also offered to provide legal aid to convict Pawan Gupta after advocate AP Singh said he was no longer Gupta’s lawyer. However, this was opposed by the woman’s parents, alleging that this was a
. To which the court said: “You are saying delaying tactic,” the court said, according to Bar and Bench. “If they are well within their rights to exercise those rights, tell me the legal remedy to deal with it.”
The court ordered that a list of empanelled lawyers be provided to Gupta. The court noted that any convict is entitled to seek legal aid till his last breath.
The matter will be taken up again on Thursday.