Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Court postpones hanging of Nirbhaya convicts

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - A Delhi court on Friday postponed execution of death warrants of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case till further order.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana passed the order on plea by the convicts seeking a stay on their execution on Saturday, February 1. The court had reserved its order in the pre-lunch session.

The court did not agree with the Tihar jail authorities which had challenged the application of three condemned prisoners in the case seeking a stay on their execution.

The black warrants for execution of the death sentence against Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, Akshay Kumar and Mukesh Kumar Singh, were issued on January 17.

The convicts� lawyer argued that rules dictate that when one convict�s plea is pending the others cannot be hanged.

Advocate A P Singh, representing the convicts � Pawan, Vinay and Akshay � urged the court to adjourn the executions �sine die� (with no appointed date for resumption). Vinay�s mercy plea before the President is pending.

Mukesh mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17. The appeal against the rejection was thrown out by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The trial court on January 17 issued black warrants for the second time for the execution of all the four convicts in the case in Tihar jail at 6 am on February 1. Earlier, on January 7, the court had fixed January 22 as the hanging date. � PTI

More in Entertainment
Next Story
Similar Posts
Court postpones hanging of Nirbhaya convicts

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 - A Delhi court on Friday postponed execution of death warrants of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case till further order.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana passed the order on plea by the convicts seeking a stay on their execution on Saturday, February 1. The court had reserved its order in the pre-lunch session.

The court did not agree with the Tihar jail authorities which had challenged the application of three condemned prisoners in the case seeking a stay on their execution.

The black warrants for execution of the death sentence against Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, Akshay Kumar and Mukesh Kumar Singh, were issued on January 17.

The convicts� lawyer argued that rules dictate that when one convict�s plea is pending the others cannot be hanged.

Advocate A P Singh, representing the convicts � Pawan, Vinay and Akshay � urged the court to adjourn the executions �sine die� (with no appointed date for resumption). Vinay�s mercy plea before the President is pending.

Mukesh mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17. The appeal against the rejection was thrown out by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The trial court on January 17 issued black warrants for the second time for the execution of all the four convicts in the case in Tihar jail at 6 am on February 1. Earlier, on January 7, the court had fixed January 22 as the hanging date. � PTI

More in Entertainment
Similar Posts