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Nirbhaya convict refuses legal aid, jail authorities inform court

Feb 13, 2020 17:16 IST

Tihar Jail authorities told a Delhi court on Thursday that Pawan Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, has refused to take a lawyer offered by DLSA as legal aid. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana had on Wednesday offered a counsel to Gupta and expressed displeasure over delay from his side. Gupta said he has removed his earlier lawyer and will need time to engage a new one. District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) had provided Pawan's father with a list of its empanelled advocates to chose from. Pawan is the only one among the four convicts who has not yet filed a curative petition or a mercy plea.

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