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Nirbhaya Case: Supreme Court Postponed Execution of Convicts Till Further Orders

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Nirbhaya Case: The four accused in the Nirbhaya gang-rape will not be hanged tomorrow morning (February 1). The Patiala House Court has stayed the execution until further orders. Counsel for the convict AP Singh told the media that the court has canceled the death warrants of Akshay, Vinay, Pawan, and Mukesh.

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During the hearing, Tihar Jail has told the court that if it wants, three convicts can be hanged on February 1. On the other hand, the lawyer appearing on behalf of Nirbhaya’s mother argued that the convicts were using tricks to avoid being hanged.

The Supreme Court has dismissed the juvenile petition of convict Pawan Gupta, one of the Nirbhaya mass miscreants. Pawan had filed the plea that he was a minor at the time of the crime.

At the same time, in Delhi’s Patiala House Court, the Tihar Jail administration said that there is complete preparation from their side to hang Nirbhaya’s three convicts on February 1. Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed, representing Tihar Jail, said that mercy petition of only one convict Vinay Sharma is pending and others can be hanged.

He said that it is not illegal in any way. At the same time, the court has reserved the decision in this case. It is hoped that the verdict will be given today.

It is known that the petition filed by the convicts is being heard in the Patiala House Court, in which they have demanded a stay on the death sentence on February 1. During the hearing, Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed opposed the plea of the convicts. He said that this plea of the convicts is not eligible for a hearing.

Further convict Pawan Gupta filed a reconsideration petition in the Supreme Court on Friday, challenging the previous order of the Supreme Court dismissing his plea to be a minor.

It may be known that on Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed the corrective plea of convict Akshay Kumar Singh. After this, the counsel for the convicts AP Singh had said that the five judges of the Supreme Court or the President, who gave this verdict, are not God. It is not that they cannot make mistakes. The convicts AP Singh had said that the court did not agree with the grounds given for Akshay’s corrective plea.

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Hanging can also be averted

According to the rules, if more than one convict is to be hanged in any case, then the execution of all will remain pending until the time the petition of anyone is pending. The Nirbhaya case is similar, with four convicts to be hanged. The hanging on February 1 is also impossible because it is necessary to tell any convict about it 14 days before hanging.

All the options of Mukesh Singh are over, while Vinay Sharma’s mercy petition is still under consideration. At the same time, Akshay Singh has the option of mercy petition. While Pawan Gupta has the option of both corrective and mercy petition.

Case of robbery and kidnapping against the convicts

The AP Singh, the lawyer of Nirbhaya Convicts, had recently told the Patiala House Court that Pawan, Mukesh, Akshay, and Vinay were sentenced to 10 years in a robbery case by the trial court. An appeal against this decision is pending in the High Court. Until this is decided, the convicts cannot be death sentenced.

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