Today, SC will hear plea to move trial out of city
On Monday, a bench led by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir directed the registry to list the petition. The counsel for Mukesh had pleaded for immediate hearing since the trial was being initiated by the fast-track court.
“Let the petition be heard urgently. Due to the media and other factors, public sentiment against the accused have entered each and every house. Hence, free and fair trial was not possible in these circumstances. The fast-track court is also initiating the proceedings and, hence, it should be immediately listed,” advocate M L Sharma said.
Mukesh has been charged with murder, gangrape and unnatural offences in the case.
Sharma also asked for a stay or a “status quo” in the fast-track court until Mukesh’s petition was decided, but the bench turned down his request, saying it will hear him on merits on Tuesday.
The advocate claimed that the trial court judges were not paying heed to his requests of security for Mukesh and for age-determination test on one of the accused.
In a petition that termed the magistrate as “biased” and the judiciary “under pressure” to pass adverse orders against