Legal tech start-up helps Nirbhaya’s parents for apex court case

Nirbhaya protestHelped by legal tech start-up LawRato, Nirbhaya’s parents will now join the battle against the accused in the Supreme Court through Senior Advocates Gopal Jain and Mohit Mathur who have agreed to represent Nirbhaya’s mother and father as their legal counsels.

The news of these eminent senior counsels joining the sensitive matter comes in after a significant relief was granted to Nirbhaya’s parents last week when the special three judge bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Dipak Misra allowed the plea for impleadment of Nirbhaya’s mother and father to be a party to the proceedings in the Special Leave Petition filed by the accused persons, pending and currently being heard in the Supreme Court.

Arguing on behalf of the parents, their lawyers Advocate Arjun Vinod Bobde and Advocate Jaspreet Singh Rai told the bench that they also wanted to be heard on certain aspects. The parents’ lawyers will now be a part of the entire case proceedings in the SC and will be putting forward their arguments.

Nirbhaya’s parents Asha Devi and Badrinath Singh were visibly relieved at the decision of the apex court. They are now gearing up to be an instrumental part of the on-going proceedings, supported by LawRato for their legal representation in the SC.

“We were confident of getting the impleadment application results in our favour, considering the sensitivity and seriousness of this matter. We are now all prepared to fight tooth and nail to ensure the culprits are awarded exemplary punishment by the apex court as it will act as a huge deterrent and send out a message to people who feel they can get away even after committing such heinous crimes. Our expert team of lawyers will be led by the extremely capable senior lawyers Gopal Jain and Mohit Mathur,” said Rohan Mahajan, CEO, LawRato.

It must be noted that Nirbhaya’s parents had reached out to LawRato earlier in March this year and are being provided full legal support and representation in the SC under LawRato’s Free Legal Aid program. The details of the Nirbhaya case and its regular updates are available at LawRato.

In addition to this, in a special detour from its customary practice, the bench has also confirmed that it will extend its working hours from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on the days when Nirbhaya’s case is listed. The hearing will be held every Monday and Friday from July 18, and the court will be in session till 6:00 PM.

The incident which sparked an unprecedented response from the nation and prompted major changes in law took place in a private bus, which the victim had boarded along with a male friend on the night of December 16, 2012. The accused had brutally gang-raped the physiotherapy student; beat up her friend and then dumped them off the moving bus. The victim died 13 days later at a hospital in Singapore. – PRNewswire

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