Nirbhaya case: Delhi HC grants seven days to convicts to avail all legal remedies

Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave all four convicts one week to resort to all legal remedies available to them in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

Post one week, the proceedings against them for the execution of the death warrant will be initiated, the High Court said.

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The Court also dismissed the Centre’s plea challenging the trial court order which had stayed the execution of all the four convicts and further said the death warrant against all four convicts can’t be executed separately.

The court further observed that Delhi prison rules do not state that if mercy petition of one convict is pending, the execution of the other convicts can take place.

Asha Devi who is the mother of Delhi gang-rape victim said “I welcome Delhi High Court’s verdict. It gives all 4 convicts 1 week to resort to all legal remedies available to them. After this, the convicts should be hanged soon.”

A 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who came to be known as “Nirbhaya” (the fearless one) was gangraped and savagely assaulted on the night of December 16, 2012, in a moving bus in South Delhi. She died of her injuries a fortnight later in a Singapore hospital.

(With Agency Inputs)

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