Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Supreme Court notices 4 persons on police plea against bail | Delhi News

Soumya Vishwanathan murder case: Supreme Court notices 4 persons on police plea against bail | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to four convicts in the 2008 murder of journalist Soumya Vishwanathan following the Delhi Police’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court order suspending the life sentences and granting interim bail to the four men.


A bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Satish Chandra Sharma issued notice on the four pleas filed by the Delhi Police and tagged them with the pending petition of Vishwanathan’s mother against the bail granted to the four convicts.

Vishwanathan was shot dead while returning home from work on Nelson Mandela Marg in south Delhi in September 2008.

More than 15 years after Vishwanathan’s murder, a Delhi court on November 25, 2023, sentenced the four accused to life imprisonment under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3(1)(i) (committing organised crime resulting in death of a person) of the MCOCA.

On February 12, three months after the four convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment, the Delhi High Court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending appeals challenging their conviction and sentences.