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Court Directs Tihar Authorities To Seek Convicts’ Response On Filing Of Mercy Pleas In Nirbhaya Case

New Delhi: A Delhi court docket Wednesday directed Tihar jail authorities to hunt response inside per week from 4 demise row convicts within the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape-cum-murder case as as to whether they’re submitting mercy pleas towards their executions with the President of India.

The event assumes significance because the Supreme Courtroom right this moment dismissed the plea of Akshay Kumar Singh, one of many 4 convicts, saying overview petition is just not “re-hearing of appeal over and over again” and it had already thought-about the mitigating and aggravating circumstances whereas upholding the demise penalty.

The 23-year-old paramedic pupil was gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night time of December 16-17, 2012 inside a shifting bus in south Delhi by six individuals earlier than being thrown out on the highway.

She died on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

Further Classes Choose Satish Kumar Arora commenced the listening to on Delhi authorities’s plea in search of issuance of demise warrants for executing the convicts simply after the apex court docket verdict, and mentioned that it’ll look forward to the copy of the judgement.

The court docket then adjourned the listening to for January 7, 2020.

Because the listening to commenced, the court docket was knowledgeable about apex court docket’s resolution dismissing overview plea of Akshay.

The court docket, nevertheless, mentioned, “Let order of Supreme Court be officially communicated”.

The lawyer showing for Nirbhaya’s mom mentioned that there was no obstacle in issuing demise warrants within the case.

Consoling Nirbhaya’s crying mom, the choose mentioned, “I have full sympathy with you. I know someone has died but there are their rights too. We are here to listen to you but are also bound by the law”.

The court docket made the observations after Nirbhaya’s mom began crying earlier than the court docket saying “in all places we go they (the convicts) say they’ve authorized cures. What do we’ve?.

On July 9 final 12 months, the apex court docket had dismissed the overview pleas filed by the opposite three convicts — Mukesh (30), Pawan Gupta (23) and Vinay Sharma (24) — within the case, saying no grounds have been made out by them for overview of the 2017 verdict.

One of many six accused within the case, Ram Singh, allegedly dedicated suicide within the Tihar Jail right here.

A juvenile, who was among the many accused, was convicted by a juvenile justice board and was launched from a reformation dwelling after serving a three-year time period.

The highest court docket in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom and the trial court docket within the case.


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