Explained: What is Section 854, which is leading to the delay in hanging Nirbhaya’s killers

hangingNew Delhi, Jan 30: The four convicts in the Nirbhaya are using a loophole in the law to tactically delay their hanging.

There is a provision in the Delhi Prison Rules that says that in case of multiple death row convicts in the same case, the hanging cannot take place unless each of them have exhausted all legal options.

Let us examine that provision:

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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