Two Nirbhaya Case Convicts Seek Stay on March 3 Execution, Say Mercy and Curative Pleas Pending
New Delhi: Convicts Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Kumar Gupta on Saturday moved a Delhi courtroom in the hunt for a keep at the execution of demise warrants towards all 4, scheduled for March 3, within the Nirbhaya gang rape and homicide case.
Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued realize to Tihar Jail government at the plea of Singh, directing them to report their reaction by means of March 2. The 4 convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh, Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh – are scheduled to be hanged at 6 AM on March 3.
In his plea moved via his attorney, Singh claimed that he has filed a contemporary mercy petition ahead of the President of India, which is pending. Advocate A P Singh, showing for Singh, stated that his previous mercy petition that used to be brushed aside by means of the President didn’t have entire information.
He had moved his authentic mercy petition on February 1 and President Ram Nath Kovind had rejected it on February 5.
Gupta, in his plea, contended that his healing petition is pending within the Supreme Court. Gupta is the remaining of the 4 convicts to have filed a healing petition.
The mercy petitions of the 3 convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh, Vinay Kumar Sharma in addition to Akshay Kumar – have in the past been brushed aside by means of the President. The Supreme Court had previous brushed aside the pleas filed by means of Mukesh Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma that challenged the rejection in their mercy petitions.
A Delhi courtroom had on February 17 stated the convicts will hold on March 3, which used to be the 3rd demise warrant issued by means of the courtroom. The two previous ones may now not be performed because the convicts took it in turns to make use of each prison choice to be had to them.
The 4 convicts, in conjunction with two others – certainly one of them a minor – had gang-raped the younger lady and tortured her with an iron rod at the night time of December 16, 2012. She died on December 29 at a health facility in Singapore.