NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed two amicus curiae on appeals of four condemned convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case against the Delhi high court order upholding their death sentence.

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra appointed senior advocates Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay Hegde as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

While Ramachandran would assist the court in appeals of the convicts - Mukesh and Pawan, Hegde would appear for convicts Vinay and Akshay in the case.

"We must express our concern in the matter. We feel the gravity in the whole issue. Sometimes there are many perceptions and we don't want to miss anything. We would like to be assisted by the amicus curiae in the matter. We appoint two senior counsels Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay Hegde as amicus in the case," the bench, also comprising Justice V Gopala Gowda and Kurian Joseph, said.

Source: India Time