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Nirbhaya Case Updates: Court Stayed Execution Of Convicts Till Further Notice

Lawstreet Journal 3 Mar 2020 2:33am

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On March 2, 2020 Patiala House Court’s Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana accepted plea of Pawan Kumar Gupta and Akshay Singh seeking to stay on the execution of the death warrant which is scheduled on March 3, 2020 at 6 A.M.

The Court observed in the order that "any condemned convict must not meet his Creator with a grievance in his bosom that the courts of this Country has not acted fairly in granting him an opportunity to exhaust his legal remedies".

The court upbraids Advocate A.P. Singh appearing for convicts "I want to ask you when you got to know about mercy rejection on Feb 5, you still waited to file a fresh petition till Feb 29?" He further questioned "How can you do this? You leave your client hanging till the last hour and then file?"

Counsel appearing for convicts argued that a Special Leave Petition regarding separate hanging of convicts is pending before Supreme Court, which is scheduled on March 5, 2020 and an application before the Election Commission of India is pending regarding Vinay Sharma's mercy rejection during Model Code of Conduct being in force. He further argued that Rule 836 of the Delhi Prison Rules, 2018 unequivocally mandates that when any appeal or application is pending before SC, a death sentence cannot be executed. Further under Rule 858, the death warrant cannot be executed against remaining convicts and He also cited Rule 870 of Delhi Prison Rules, 2018. He went on to urge that since a complete mercy… Continue Reading...

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