New Delhi, Jan 31: In the backdrop of the delays of the execution of four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder bestiality, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a plea filed by the Centre to make victim and society-centric guidelines in death penalty cases.
The Centre today, in its application, prayed for laying down additional guidelines in 2014 judgement, which mainly dealt with the rights of convicts. A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, said that there will be no alterations in previous guidelines which uphold a convict's rights.
Apex Court today agreed to consider MHA's (Ministry of Home Affairs) plea to add further guidelines which are also victim, and, more importantly, society centric (as pressed by the Solicitor General). (UNI)