Nirbhaya gang-rape: Convicts now move International Court of Justice seeking stay on execution

Nirbhaya's rapist

The Hush Post | 6:30 pm | One-minute read |

In a desperate bid to escape the gallows, three convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case have moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Death-row convicts Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma have sought a stay from the ICJ on the execution of their death sentence.

A Delhi court has issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts. The four will be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 am.

Earlier on Monday, the Supreme Court rejected the plea of Mukesh Singh, the fourth convict. Mukesh had sought restoration of all his legal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him.

The apex court, however, held Singh’s plea as not maintainable. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah said that the review petition and the curative petition have both been dismissed in the case.

Notably, the execution of the convicts has been deferred thrice so far as they delayed exhausting legal remedies.

In the meanwhile, the Tihar Jail authorities have written to their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, requesting for the service of hangman Pawan Jallad. As Jallad arrives, authorities will conduct dummy executions.

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