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NEW DELHI: One of the death row convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, Mukesh Singh, on Friday moved the Supreme Court with a fresh curative petition challenging his execution order

He alleged that the sessions court-appointed amicus curie Vrinda Grover had forced him to sign the previous curative petition which was later dismissed.

The petition, filed by advocate ML Sharma, also sought CBI probe against Grover for criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy for fraud.

He alleged that Mukesh was forced to sign various documents by Grover who said the session court had asked him to do so. The petitioner claimed that “on behest of the Victim and & funded by them she (Grover) hatched criminal conspiracy" against Mukesh.

A magistrate’s court in Delhi on Thursday ordered the four convicts—Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31)—to be hanged at 5.30 a.m on 20 March. This was the fourth death warrant issued by the Patiala House court.

In December 2012, a 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted and raped by six men in a moving bus in south Delhi. She succumbed to injuries on 29 December in a Singapore hospital. Of the six, one was a juvenile, who was released after serving his prison term, while another committed suicide in jail.

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