Nirbhaya Rapist Has Become a Jihadist: Swamy


New Delhi: Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Central government on petitioner Subramanian Swamy petition praying that the Delhi rape case juvenile convict should not be released.

Swamy said the juvenile has been radicalized according to IB reports. The court has now asked the Centre to file the Intelligence Bureau (IB) report in a sealed cover. The matter has now been posted for hearing on December 14.

Terming the juvenile accused in the December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case as an ‘animal’, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said it is dangerous to free such a convict and appealed to the courts to make certain provisions in the law to deal with such serious offences.

“The juvenile convict should be kept with wild animals for committing such heinous crime. It is dangerous to free such people. There are certain flaws in our law. The juvenile laws are applicable only for people committing crimes like stealing food or bicycle but this law is not applicable for such kind of heinous crimes. There is no provision in the law that if such juvenile accuse do not change in the three years, then what action needs to be taken,” Swamy told ANI.

“According to the report of Indian Intelligence bureau, the juvenile accuse has turned into a jihadi. So, the court should interfere and make certain provisions in the law regarding this. The government should move court and seek to arrest the juvenile accused under National Security Act. I am going to court and the court will decide what needs to be done. Let us see how the court case goes,” he added.