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[Live Updates]: Special Sunday Hearing Of Nirbhaya Rape & Murder Case In Delhi HC Against Stay Of Execution Of Convicts

Lawstreet Journal 3 Feb 2020 12:32am

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The Centre told the Delhi High Court today (February 2, 2020) about the misuse of law by the convicts, it added that the court should consider the possibility of separate hangings of the condemned convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

The Delhi High Court is hearing  the plea filed by the Centre challenging the stay issued by the Patiala Hous Court of Delhi on the hanging of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is appearing for the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has argued that the four convicts have made deliberate attempts to cause a delay in the case. Tushar Mehta said that convict Pawan Gupta not filing curative or mercy petition is deliberate and calculated inaction, the sentence cannot be executed thus. 

A single judge bench comprising Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of the Delhi High Court is hearing the pleas filed by MHA asking for the Patiala House Court order which stayed the hanging of the rapists to be quashed. Senior officials including Director General (DG) Prison, Inspector General (IG) Prison, Deputy IG Prison and Law officers of Tihar Jail are also present in the courtroom.

The Solicitor General (SG) is arguing the matter on behalf of MHA.

SG gives the court the details of the convicts' petitions:

1. Mukesh - Filed for review after 550 days 

2. Akshay - Filed for review after 950 days

3. Vinay - Filed a curative after 549 days

4. Pawan - Has till date not filed a curative petition

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