Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde on Tuesday recused himself from hearing the review petition in Nirbhaya case and adjourned the matter till Wednesday.
A new bench will begin hearing in the case on Wednesday morning.
Akshay Kumar Singh, one of the five men convicted for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi in 2012, had sought review of his death penalty.
Kumar was the last to file a review petition on the death penalty.
The Court had already rejected the pleas filed by other convicts – Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh.
The 23-year-old paramedic student was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 in a moving bus in the national capital.
One of the six men accused was a juvenile.
She passed away at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore while undergoing the treatment.