Tihar Authorities Say They Had Made All Preparations for Hanging

File photo of Tihar Jail.

File photograph of Tihar Jail.

A senior prison legit mentioned they’d checked the ropes, referred to as a hangman and performed dummy executions.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: March 2, 2020, 10:21 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi’s Tihar Prison government had made all important arrangements for the striking of 4 convicts within the Nirbhaya gangrape-and-murder case scheduled for Tuesday, officers mentioned on Monday.

However, on Monday night time, a town court docket deferred the striking until additional orders.

Postponing the execution, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana mentioned the striking can’t be performed pending disposal of Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea earlier than the President, gazing any condemned convict will have to no longer meet his “Creator” with complaint towards courts for no longer appearing somewhat at the alternative to exhaust felony treatments.

“We had made the entire important preparations for the execution of the 4 convicts which used to be scheduled for Tuesday at 6 am. Now, the execution has been postponed and we’re looking forward to the additional order via the court docket,” a senior prison legit mentioned.

The striking of the 4 males — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan — who’re lodged in Tihar prison, used to be fastened for March three in Tihar prison on a court docket order.

“We had checked the ropes. Hangman used to be referred to as and dummy executions had been performed,” every other senior prison legit mentioned.

Barring Pawan, the opposite 3 had within the earlier weeks moved healing petitions and mercy pleas that have been all brushed aside.

The first date of execution — January 22 — fastened on January 7 used to be postponed via the court docket to February 1. But on January 31, the court docket indefinitely postponed the striking. On February 17, the court docket once more issued contemporary date for execution of dying warrants for March three at 6 am.

The court docket in its orders seen that the 4 convicts can’t be hanged since a mercy plea of 1 or the opposite convict used to be pending.

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