New Delhi: As the Supreme Court was hearing a case related to the execution of the Nirbhaya gangrape convicts, Justice R Banumathi fainted leading to chaos and panic inside the courtroom. They were hearing Centre’s plea for separate execution of the four Nirbhaya gangrape convicts. The hearing started soon after the same bench dismissed Vinay Sharma’s petition, challenging the rejection of his mercy plea by the President. Also Read - Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Supreme Court Dismisses Vinay Sharma's Petition Challenging Rejection of Mercy Plea

Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta urged the court that the pendency of Akshay’s filing a petition won’t come in the way of the issuance of a fresh date of execution. Also Read - Nirbhaya Hearing: Vinay Not Terrorist, Delhi Govt Got Signature on Phone | What AP Singh Said Today

“I am not an astrologer but on Monday there will be a petition by Akshay,” the SG said when Justice Banumathi fainted. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Supreme Court Defers Hearing on Centre's Plea For Separate Execution Till Friday 2 PM

Justice R Banumathi was taken into the chamber immediately after she fainted during the hearing in 2012 Delhi gang-rape case in Supreme Court today. The bench has adjourned the case and says the order will be released later. “Justice R Banumathi was having high fever and she still has high fever. She is being examined by the doctors in the chamber. She was on medication when she was hearing the case,” the SG said.

Early on Friday, a power bank created bomb scare in the Supreme Court. Corridors were cordoned off for some time.