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Ruling postponed on request to move Delhi gang-rape trial

Published on Jan 22, 2013 5:09 PM
 
Mr Manohar Lal Sharma (centre), lawyer of one of the accused Mr Mukesh Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi Jan 10, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed a ruling on whether the trial of five suspects for the fatal gang-rape of a student on a New Delhi bus should be moved out of the capital, officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday postponed a ruling on whether the trial of five suspects for the fatal gang-rape of a student on a New Delhi bus should be moved out of the capital, officials said.

Defence lawyer M.L. Sharma filed a petition on behalf of his client Mukesh Singh seeking the transfer of the case to ensure a fair trial.

A ruling had been expected on Tuesday.

Sharma said a "ruckus" caused by other lawyers in the court had led the three-judge bench in the Supreme Court hearing the petition to delay the start of proceedings until Wednesday.

 
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