Less than 24hours to go for scheduled hangings of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. A Delhi court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking a stay the executions of the four convicts. The four convicts are set to be hanged at 5:30 am in Tihar Jail on Friday 20, 2020.
With the time of the executions nearing, the four convicts are moving courts and filing pleas seeking relief from the execution. The four men are convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a girl who was brutally assaulted during a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012.
Use them for medical trials, send them to frame but don’t hang them: Convicts’ lawyer
AP Singh, the lawyer for the four accused, made a press release in court saying that there was a bias and non-application of mind by the govt in proposing death sentence for the Nirbhaya convicts. “They are using the lifetime of the death house convicts for politics. Use their life.. send them to the border of Pakistan or China but don’t hang them. Will hanging them reduce rape? After 1-2 years everyone will forget the case but the families are going to be destroyed. allow them to be in jail, use them for medical trials, send them to the border,” he said.
SC dismisses Akshay Singh’s plea on mercy petition rejection
The Supreme Court has dismissed the challenge to President’s rejection of Akshay Singh’s mercy plea. No ground made call at Kumar’s plea for review of decision rejecting mercy petition: SC.
SC continues hearing convict’s plea
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court hearing on convict Akshay Singh’s plea challenging the rejection of his mercy plea by the President.
Delhi court denies stay execution
The Patiala House Court, which earlier set 5:30 tomorrow because the time of execution for the Nirbhaya convicts, has refused to remain the death warrants issued by it.
Mercy plea rejected illegally, convict’s lawyer tells court
The Supreme Court is currently hearing a plea filed by Nirbhaya case convict Akshay Singh. Akshay’s lawyer AP Singh is arguing that the way during which the President rejected Akshay’s mercy plea wasn’t legally correct. AP Singh is additionally arguing that the proceedings within the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case are biased due to public pressure.
SC now hearing another convict’s plea
The Supreme Court is now hearing a plea filed by another convict — Akshay Singh — challenging the President’s rejection of his mercy plea.
SC rejects convict Mukesh Singh’s plea
The Supreme Court has rejected a plea filed by Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh Singh. Mukesh had argued that lower courts had incorrectly dismissed his claim of not being in Delhi at the time of the crime.
Supreme Court begins hearing convict Mukesh Singh’s plea
The Supreme Court has begun hearing a petition filed by one among the four convicts, Mukesh Singh. Mukesh is arguing before the court that he wasn’t in Delhi at the time of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder which lower courts had erred in rejecting his claim.
Supreme Court to listen to pleas filed by two convicts
Apart from the plea filed by Mukesh Singh challenging the rejection of his claim of not being in Delhi at the time of the crime, the Supreme Court also will hear an application filed by Akshay Singh challenging rejection of his mercy plea by the President. The Supreme Court hearing is to require place at 2:30 pm.
Justice Banumathi to listen to convcit’s plea at 2:30 pm
Justice R Banumathi are going to be hearing the plea filed by Mukesh Singh urging the Supreme Court to overrule a Delhi supreme court order that rejected his claim of not being in Delhi at the time of the crime. The hearing will happen at 2:30 pm.
Earlier today: SC rejects convict’s curative plea
Earlier today, Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a second curative petition filed by Pawan Gupta, one among the four convicts within the Nirbaya case. In his petition, Pawan has claimed that he was a juvenile at the time of the crime in 2012 which the lower courts had ignored this fact. Pawan had argued that his death sentence should be commuted to captivity because he was a minor at the time of the crime.
Bihar court defers hearing on divorce petition of Nirbhaya convict
Meanwhile, a Bihar court has defered hearing a divorce petition filed by the wife of Akshay Singh, one among the four convicts within the Nirbhaya case. Singh’s wife had filed the petition 18. consistent with a report by press agency PTI, Mukesh Kumar Singh said there’s a provision in law that a lady can seek divorce on the bottom of her husband being charged with a sexual offence.
Order on staying death warrants at 2:30 pm
Delhi’s Patiala House Court will pronounce its order on a plea seeking a stay the death warrants issued within the Nirbahya case at 2:30 pm. Today, the court heard the convicts’ lawyer AP Singh, who argued that the death warrants must be stayed since various petitions filed by the lads are pending before courts.
Supreme Court to listen to plea filed by Nirbhaya convict Mukesh at 2:30 pm
The Supreme Court has agreed to listen to a plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one among the four convicts, challenging the Delhi High Court’s rejection of his claim that he wasn’t in Delhi when the crime was committed on December 16, 2012. The supreme court on Wednesday said there have been no grounds to interfere within the detailed and reasoned order of the court . Following this, Mukesh filed an appeal within the Supreme Court Thursday morning seeking an urgent hearing on his plea. The court has agreed and can hear the plea at 2:30 pm.
Delhi court hears plea seeking stay death warrants
Delhi’s Patiala House Court, which had earlier issued death warrants for the four convicts within the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, is currently hearing a plea seeking a stay the execution. The execution is scheduled for 5:30 am at the Tihar Jail tomorrow Friday 20th. The convicts’ lawyers are arguing that the lads have different pleas pending, the death warrants issued earlier must be suspended.