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Dec 16 case: Two convicts seeks Hindi translation of documents

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:18

New Delhi: Two of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gang-rape case on Monday moved an application before the Delhi High Court seeking Hindi translation of certain documents including the trial court`s conviction and sentence orders in the case.

The counsel for convicts Mukesh and Pawan told a bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani, which is hearing the trial court`s reference for confirming their death sentence, that he has filed the "proforma appeal" on behalf of his two clients but they are under objection as certain documents are yet to be annexed.

Advocate ML Sharma, appearing for the two convicts, also told the court that he has moved an application seeking Hindi version of the FIR, charge sheet, evidence, September 10 judgement and September 13 sentence order.

Seeking the court to adjourn the case till the time he filed formal appeals, Sharma said as the documents are in English, he was seeking Hindi translation of these papers.

The bench said this court cannot hear the matter immediately as one of the judges is down with high fever and adjourned the matter for October 28.

Sharma had on October 9 informed the bench that he would represent Mukesh and Pawan as their counsel had withdrawn from the case.

The bench had also directed the prosecution to supply the documents pertaining to convict Mukesh to Sharma. The counsel, who was earlier representing Pawan, had also handed over the paperbook pertaining to the convict to Sharma.

First Published: Monday, October 21, 2013 - 12:18
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