Nirbhaya case: Delhi High Court verdict in opposition to ban on hanging of convicts today

by Jeremy Spirogis
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new Delhi: The Delhi High Court will give its verdict today on the Center's petition difficult the ban on the hanging of 4 convicts within the Nirbhaya gang rape and homicide case. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait reserved his order on February 2 after a particular listening to on Saturday and Sunday. Significantly, the Central and Delhi governments had challenged the January 31 order of the decrease court docket, by which the execution of the 4 convicts within the case was stayed "till further orders".

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These 4 convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31) – are imprisoned in Tihar Jail. <! –

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                 Earlier within the day, Nirbhaya's dad and mom requested the Delhi High Court for an early resolution on the Centre's plea difficult the ban on the hanging of convicts. Advocate Jitendra Jha, showing on behalf of Nirbhaya's dad and mom, mentioned that they’ve requested the court docket for early disposal of the federal government's petition.

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait mentioned {that a} resolution might be taken as quickly as doable. The court docket postponed the execution of the sentence on 31 January because the counsel for the convicts appealed to the court docket to postpone the execution of the sentence "indefinitely" and mentioned that their authorized cures weren’t but closed. The mercy petition of Mukesh and Vinay has been rejected by the President whereas Pawan has not but filed this petition. Akshay's mercy petition was filed on February 1 and it’s pending. The apex court docket, in its 2017 judgment, upheld the dying sentence awarded to the convicts by the Delhi High Court and the decrease court docket.

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