Lawstreet Journal

Nirbhaya Case Update: SC To Hear Centre's Appeal Challenging Delhi HC's Verdict On Hanging Convicts

Lawstreet Journal 6 Feb 2020 9:32pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Nirbhaya Case Update: SC To Hear Centre's Appeal Challenging Delhi HC's Verdict On Hanging Convicts

The Supreme Court on 6th of February, 2020 (Thursday) agreed to hear the plea filed by the Centre, government of the National Capital of Territory of Delhi on 7th of February, 2020 (Friday) against 5th February's Delhi High Court's decision. The High court held that the four convicts cannot be hanged separately. Additional Solicitor General K M Natraj who is appearing for the Centre, has listed the matter as urgent before a three judge bench comprising - Justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khannna and Krishna Murari 

The Centre and the Delhi Government moved the Supreme Court on 5th February, 2020 (Wednesday) challenging the plea's rejection by the Delhi High court against the trial court's order that had stayed the execution of four death - row convicts in the Nirbhaya Gang rape and murder case. The High Court said, "All four Convicts in the Nirbhaya Case have to be executed together, not separately" and further blamed the authorities concerned for not taking effective steps in the issuance of the death warrants after rejection of appeals of the convicts took place by the Supreme court in 2017.  On January 31st, the trial court put forth a stay "till further order" on the execution of the convicts. 

He further told the court that the jail authorities have been unable to execute the convicts in this case even though their review petitions, curative petitions and mercy pleas, of the three got rejected. 


Author - Dyuti Pandya 

Continue Reading...

Tagged: Nirbhaya   Nirbhaya Convicts   Nirbhaya' gang rape  
Disclaimer: SoOLEGAL in Media collaboration with Lawstreet Journal. SoOLEGAL take no responsbility for the content provided by Lawstreet Journal. For any discrepancies Contact Lawstreet Journal.
Did you find this write up useful? YES 0 NO 0

C2RMTo Know More

Something Awesome Is In The Work









Sign-up and we will notify you of our launch.
We’ll also give some discount for your effort :)

* We won’t use your email for spam, just to notify you of our launch.

SAARTHTo Know More

Launching Soon : SAARTH, your complete client, case, practise & document management SAAS application with direct client chat feature.

If you want to know more give us a Call at :+91 98109 29455 or Mail