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Chronology of Nirbhaya case
Feb 28: Pawan files curative plea in SC
Following is the chronology of events in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case in which four death row convicts were hanged on Friday: Dec 16, 2012: Paramedical student gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men in a private bus and thrown out of a moving vehicle along with her male friend.
Dec 17: Police arrest five persons and detain one minor.
Dec 29: Victim dies.
Jan 2, 2013: CJI Altamas Kabir inaugurates fast track court for speedy trial in sexual offence cases.
Feb 2: FTC frames charges against five accused -- Ram Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh.
Feb 28: Juvenile Justice Board frames charges against the minor.
Mar 11: Ram Singh commits suicide in Tihar Jail.
Aug 31: JJB convicts minor for gangrape and murder, and awards three-year term at probation home.
Sep 10: Delhi court convicts Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay and Pawan of 13 offences including gangrape, unnatural offence and murder of the victim.
Sep 13: Court awards death penalty to all the four convicts.
Mar 13: HC upholds death penalty to the four.
Mar 15: SC stays execution of two convicts, Mukesh and Pawan, after they file appeals. Later, it stayed execution of other convicts also.
Feb 3, 2017: SC says it will hear afresh aspect of awarding death penalty to convicts.
May 5: SC upholds death penalty to four convicts, says case falls under 'rarest of rare' category Nov 8: Mukesh moves SC seeking review of its verdict upholding capital punishment awarded to him.
Dec 15: Vinay Sharma and Pawan Kumar Gupta move SC for review of its verdict.
Jul 9: SC dismisses review pleas of three convicts.
Feb, 2019: Victim's parents move court for issuance of death warrants of the four convicts.
Dec 10: Akshay moves plea in SC seeking review of his death penalty.
Dec 18: SC dismisses Akshay's review plea.
Delhi court directs Tihar authorities to issue notice to convicts to avail their remaining legal remedies.
Dec 19: Delhi HC dismissed plea of Pawan Kumar Gupta claiming he was a juvenile at the time of the offence.
Jan 6, 2020: Delhi court dismisses complaint filed by Pawan's father seeking FIR against sole witness for allegedly deposing falsely.
Jan 7: Delhi court issues death warrants against four convicts for hanging on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail.
Jan 14: SC rejects curative plea of Vinay and Mukesh.
Mukesh files mercy petition before President.
Jan 17: President rejects Mukesh's mercy plea.
Tihar seeks fresh date of hanging, trial court fixes Feb 1, 6 am for execution.
Jan 25: Mukesh moves SC against rejection of mercy plea.
Jan 29: Akshay approaches SC with curative plea.
SC rejects plea of Mukesh challenging rejection of his mercy plea.
Jan 30: SC dismisses curative plea of Akshay.
Jan 31: SC dismisses Pawan's plea seeking review of its order rejecting his juvenility claim.
Delhi court again postpones execution of black warrants till further order.
Feb 5: HC dismisses Centre's plea against trial court order; says all 4 convicts have to be hanged together. Directs convicts to pursue all legal remedies within a week Centre, Delhi govt move SC challenging HC verdict on execution.
Feb 6: Tihar authorities move court for fresh death warrants, trial court seeks convicts' responses.
Feb 7: Delhi court dismisses Tihar's plea seeking fresh date for execution of convicts.
Feb 11: Vinay moves SC challenging rejection of mercy plea.
Victim's parents move Delhi court seeking fresh death warrant for convicts. Feb 13: Pawan refuses lawyer from DLSA.
SC appoints senior advocate Anjana Prakash as amicus to represent Pawan.
Vinay claims mental illness in SC, Centre says he has sound mind.
Feb 14: SC dismisses Vinay's plea challenging rejection of mercy plea.
Feb 17: Mukesh refuses to be represented by advocate Vrinda Grover.
Delhi court issues fresh death warrants for March 3.
Feb 28: Pawan files curative plea in SC
Mar 2: SC dismisses curative plea of Pawan. He files mercy plea.
Delhi court defers hanging of 4 death row convicts till further order.
Mar 4: Delhi govt moves court seeking fresh date for execution.
Mar 5: Delhi court fixes Mar 20 as date of execution.
Mar 6: Mukesh moves SC seeking restoration of his legal remedies.
Mar 11: Pawan moves court for FIR against cops for alleged prison assault. Mar 12: Pawan's father moves HC against rejection of complaint for FIR against sole witness.
Mar 13: Vinay moves HC claiming procedural lapse in mercy plea rejection.
Mar 16: SC rejects Mukesh's plea seeking restoration of legal remedies.
Three death row convicts move ICJ seeking stay on execution.
Mar 17: Mukesh moves court seeking quashing of death penalty on claim of not being in Delhi at the time of crime, plea dismissed.
Pawan moves SC with fresh curative plea, Akshay files second mercy plea.
Mar 18: Mukesh moves HC against trial court's Mar 17 order, plea dismissed. Pawan, Vinay and Akshay seek stay on death penalty, Delhi court issues notice to Tihar, Police.
Mar 19: SC rejects curative plea of Pawan.
Mukesh moves SC claiming he was not in Delhi on Dec 16, 2012, plea dismissed.
Delhi court dismisses plea of Pawan, Vinay and Akshay seeking stay of execution.
SC dismisses Akshay's plea challenging rejection of second mercy plea.
Mar 20: Delhi HC dismisses plea of three convicts seeking stay on execution, convicts move SC.
In a pre-dawn hearing, SC brings down curtain on the case by dismissing plea of Pawan Gupta against rejection of his second mercy plea by President Ram Nath Kovind All four convicts hanged in Tihar jail at 5.30 am.