New Delhi. The trial of 40 death penalty cases is set to begin in the Supreme Court today. A circular has also been issued by the court in this regard on Wednesday. The case also includes the name of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammad Arif. Recently, in the SOP issued by the High Court, it was said that the final hearing of the case should be conducted in the court instead of the virtual one.
There were 40 cases on the list published by the Supreme Court on Wednesday 1 September. The notification said, ‘Note that death cases are listed below It will be listed before a three-judge bench from September 2021 (Tuesday). Arif alias Ashfaq, involved in the case, was convicted in the 2000 Red Fort attack case. The attack killed three people, including two army soldiers.
The list also includes four review petitions of the convicts, whose death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court. In many of the cases listed for hearing, appeals have been filed against the accused, against whom the concerned High Court has upheld the death sentence. The SOP issued by the Supreme Court said that they would implement the hybrid option from Tuesday to Thursday in strict compliance with the Covid-1 rules.
The SOP issued by the Secretary-General on August 28 said that the courts would continue hearing various cases on Monday and Friday in a virtual manner. Since March last year, the apex court has been hearing the case via video conference due to the corona virus epidemic. However, many times organizations and lawyers have raised the demand for resumption of physical hearings in court.
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