- The Center has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the hanging of the convicts by the Patiala House Court.
- Nirbhaya’s parents had approached the High Court on Tuesday for early settlement of the Center’s petition.
- The Aam Aadmi Party demanded intervention from the President and Chief Justice in the matter.
NEW DELHI: The High Court will pronounce its verdict on Wednesday in the matter of postponing the hanging of convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case. In this regard, the Central Government and the Tihar Jail Administration have filed a petition in the High Court challenging the decision of the Patiala House Court, in which the execution of the four convicts of Nirbhaya was banned. A special hearing was held on this petition on Saturday and Sunday, after which the court reserved its decision. Meanwhile, the case of postponement of the culprits also arose in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party demanded intervention from the President and Chief Justice in the matter.
Raising this issue during Zero Hour, Aam Aadmi Party’s Sanjay Singh said – All four convicts have been sentenced to death. However, the execution of the sentence was continuously delayed. He said – political rhetoric is also happening on this matter, which is unfortunate. Sanjay Singh said that after the incident on December 16, 2012, the whole country had come on the streets. However, the hanging of the culprits is being postponed again and again. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that this is a very sensitive and serious issue. Court orders should be implemented immediately.
The court assured Nirbhaya’s parents to pass the order soon.
Earlier on Tuesday, Nirbhaya’s parents pleaded with the Delhi High Court for early disposal of the Center’s plea so that the culprits could be hanged soon. While hearing the matter, the court assured the parents of Nirbhaya that the order would be passed at the earliest.
The Center said in the High Court – the misdemeanors are deliberately delaying the use of legal alternatives
Earlier during the special hearing held in the High Court on Sunday, the Center said that the misdemeanors are not deliberately and deliberately filing mercy petition and curative petition and it is their intention to frustrate the legal order. He pleaded for no delay in hanging and said – People in Telangana had celebrated the encounter of the perpetrators of rape. On behalf of the convicts, senior counsel Rebecca John argued that if the convicts were given the death penalty together, they should also be hanged together.
On January 31, the trial court had put stay on the execution of the four convicts till further orders
Explain that the trial court had issued a black warrant for hanging all four convicts in Tihar Jail at 7 am on January 22 last month. However, he could not be hanged due to the mercy petition of a convict pending with the President. Later, on January 17, the trial date of the culprits was fixed on February 17. But on January 31, the Patiala House Court again put stay on the hanging of the three convicts Pawan, Vinay and Akshay till further orders that their legal options are still not completely exhausted.
Current status of the four convicts:
- Both Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma’s options (curative petition and mercy petition) are over.
- Akshay Thakur’s curative petition has been dismissed. Mercy petition pending with the President.
- Pawan Gupta has neither filed a curative petition nor sent a mercy petition to the President.