New Delhi: 4 convicts within the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya Gang rape and homicide case might be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, a Delhi courtroom stated on Tuesday.
The order was pronounced by Extra Periods Choose Satish Kumar Arora who issued demise warrants towards them.
The 4 demise row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta.
The convicts had been produced earlier than the courtroom by way of video conferencing.
Nirbhaya’s mom, Asha Devi, stated that her daughter has now bought justice. “The execution of the four convicts will empower the women of the country. This decision will strengthen the trust of people in the judicial system,” she stated.
Nirbhaya’s father, Badrinath Singh, additionally expressed reduction. “It was a long journey, I am happy with the verdict,” he stated.
All of the six accused had been arrested and charged with sexual assault and homicide. One of many accused was a minor and appeared earlier than a juvenile justice courtroom, whereas one other accused dedicated suicide in Tihar Jail.
4 of the convicts had been sentenced to demise by a trial courtroom in September 2013, and the decision confirmed by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom in March 2014 and upheld by the Supreme Courtroom in Could 2017, which additionally dismissed their evaluation petitions.
In the course of the listening to on Tuesday, the prosecution stated there was no software pending proper now earlier than any courtroom or President Ram Nath Kovind by any of the convicts and the evaluation petition of all of the convicts was earlier dismissed by the Supreme Courtroom.
Whereas urging the courtroom to subject the demise warrants, the prosecution stated, “In between issuance and execution of death warrants of the convicts want to file curative petitions they can do so.” AP Singh, lawyer of convicts, stated they’ll file a healing petition within the Supreme Courtroom.