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Nirbhaya Update: Convicts Move Court Again, May Lead To Delay In Execution

Lawstreet Journal 24 Jan 2020 10:31pm

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The well-known Advocate of the Nirbhaya Case Convicts AP Singh, has yet again filed a case against Tihar Jail Authorities in the Patiala House Court of Delhi, for not providing him with documents of the accused needed for filing curative petitions on their behalf in the Supreme Court of India, clearly another way devised by him for postponing their execution.

Reportedly, he requires documents of the two convicts – Pawan and Akshay. Pawan and Akshay have to file a curative petition in the Supreme Court. They also want to file mercy petitions before the President, allegedly. Earlier, the Supreme Court had already dismissed two curative petitions filed by the other two convicts, Vinay and Mukesh.

The Patiala House Court is likely to hear the matter on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The first mercy plea in the Nirbhaya case had been rejected by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on January 17, 2020.

Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case had filed a mercy plea before the President on 14 January, 2020. Singh filed the mercy plea with President on the day his curative petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Earlier in the matter, curative petitions were filed by two rape-murder convicts namely, Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma on January 13, 2020. Other convicts in the rape-murder case namely Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh hadn’t filed curative petitions. The four convicts gang-raped and murdered a 23 year old woman in a moving bus in the National Capital Territory… Continue Reading...


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