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Justice R Banumathi Faints While Dictating Order in Nirbhaya Case, Hearing in SC Adjourned Till Next Week

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Supreme Court judge Justice R Bhanumati fainted while dictating the order on a Centre's petition for separate hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case on Friday.

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The judge had to be carried back into the chamber, even as she regained consciousness after blacking out for a few seconds. She has been taken on wheel chair for medical treatment. 

The hearing was adjourned till next week after the incident the bench said the order will be released later.

The three-judge bench had during the hearing said it was inclined to wait for the trial court order on Monday, saying that there seems to be no impediment for the lower court to issue a fresh warrant.

“Why not wait till Monday to see what the trial court does. As of now, there is nothing pending by any convict in any court,” the apex court said.

Just minutes earlier, the court had dismissed convict Vinay Sharma's plea challenging rejection of his mercy petition by the President alleging that it was done in a "mala fide" manner.

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