Nirbhaya case: Lawyers attain court docket to cease hanging of convicts on February 1

by Jeremy Spirogis
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new Delhi: Counsel for the convicts going through demise sentence within the Nirbhaya gang rape and homicide case, moved the Delhi court docket on Thursday, searching for adjournment on their hanging on February 1. Two days earlier than the hanging, the counsel for the convicts within the Nirbhaya gang rape case demanded a keep on the February 1 hanging in a Delhi court docket. The transfer got here on the identical day {that a} choose of the highest court docket was scheduled to listen to the bench on the healing petition filed by Akshay Thakur.

In such a state of affairs, the execution of the demise sentence grew to become unsure on February 1, as a result of on Wednesday, one other convict Vinay Sharma filed a mercy petition earlier than President Ram Nath Kovind. <! –


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea of ​​one other convict Mukesh Singh, difficult the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind. Now Vinay's mercy petition is pending earlier than the President. The scheduled hanging of the 4 convicts – Mukesh, Akshay, Vinay, Pawan – is to be given indefinite as per jail guidelines on 1 February, if a mercy petition is pending earlier than the President, the punishment can’t be carried out. Therefore, there’s a risk that the sentence of February 1 could also be stayed.

The lawyer says that a few of the convicts haven’t but exercised authorized choices. This petition has come earlier than Special Judge AK Jain, who stated that it will likely be heard later within the afternoon.

Please inform that Mukesh's lawyer Anjana Prakash had alleged on Tuesday that Mukesh was sexually assaulted in jail. The hanging was scheduled on 22 January, which was delayed as Mukesh's mercy petition was pending with the President. The officers of Tihar Jail will make preparations to convey the executioner from Meerut on Thursday. Once Vinay's plea is dismissed, he can have the choice to file a healing petition within the Supreme Court.

Nirbhaya's convict Vinay Sharma in his mercy plea filed earlier than the President, referring to assembly his mom and father, stated that he didn’t wish to stay, however when he got here to satisfy his mother and father and stated that son is alive to see you, Since then, I’ve given up enthusiastic about dying.

The convict Vinay Sharma has written one other utility to the President, wherein he needs to convey his objection to the President via his lawyer AP Singh. Vinay has stated in his utility that he needs to inform the President how a lot psychological harassment he has suffered throughout his keep in jail. Vinay has requested the President to inform him no matter time is suitable in order that his lawyer AP Singh can put his aspect earlier than the President verbally.

Let me inform you that at midnight of 16-17 December 2012, a 23-year-old para medical scholar was gang-raped by six folks in a transferring bus and threw her on the highway. He was taken to Singapore for remedy the place he died on 29 December.

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