Gangrape: Delhi HC refuses to stop juvenile’s release
19 December 2015, Nirapad News: Decks were cleared for the release on Sunday of the juvenile convict in the horrific December 16, 2012 gangrape case with Delhi High Court on Friday refusing to intervene, saying he cannot be stopped from walking free under the existing provisions of law.
The convict, now 20-year-old, is expected to walk out of the reformation home on December 20 at the end of his three-year jail term unless there is a stay from the Supreme Court.
The court had on Monday reserved its decision on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea, after the Union Government asked it to extend the observation home stay of the juvenile convict.
The ruling comes three years after the incident in which the victim was gang raped by six men on a moving bus in the national capital. The incident had sparked widespread condemnation from all quarters and propelled thousands of people to come out on the streets.