New Delhi, Feb 18: On Monday yet another death warrant was issued to execute the killers of Nirbhaya. The Delhi court said that the killers, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma and Pawan Gupta shall be hanged on March 3 at 6 am.
The judge, Dharmender Rana said in a six page order that putting off the date of execution any further would be sacrilegious to the rights of the victim for expeditious justice.
New 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.
New Delhi, Jan 30: The hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case is unlikely to take place on February 1.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the curative plea filed by Mukesh Singh. He had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the President. With the SC rejecting the curative plea, Singh has run out of all legal options.
New Delhi, Jan 29: The Supreme Court has rejected the curative petition filed by Mukesh Singh, who is on a death row in connection with the Nirbhaya case.
The hanging of the four convicts, Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta is slated for February 1, 7 am. However, there could be some hurdles before the hanging takes place as Akshay Singh has now filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court. He filed the plea after his review petition was rejected by the Supreme Court.
The acts of Nirbhaya convicts in exploring loopholes in the judicial process and taking the system for a ride has taught officials that there is a need to address these loopholes, lest convicts continue to exploit them.
The Supreme Court made some telling observations, while stating that convicts on a death row were exploiting procedural loopholes to either avoid or delay executions. It is extremely important for death penalty to attain a finality, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde said.
The Bench was indirectly referring to the Nirbhaya case in which the convicts were filing continuous and separate petitions. The court said that the finality of a death sentence is extremely important. Recent events have shown that, and one cannot go on fighting endlessly on this, the court also noted.
New Delhi, Jan 24: Every loophole in the system has been used by the killers in the Nirbhaya case to delay their execution. This prompted the Centre to move the Supreme Court for fixing a seven-day deadline for executing death penalty of condemned prisoners.
The plea of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) assumes significance in view of the the death row convicts in the sensational Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012 filing review, curative and mercy petitions, which has delayed their hanging.
New Delhi, Jan 21: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the juvenility plea filed by one of the killers in the Nirbhaya case.
This has paved the way for the hanging which is set to be held on February 1, 2020. Although there may be a few legal obstacles, it has become clear that the killers are closer to the gallows. Let us see what takes place on the day of the hanging.
New Delhi, Jan 10: The latest NCRB data shows that in the year 2018, the Leftwing extremists had committed the most crimes. There were 355 attacks on police stations along with government and private property as well in the year 2018, the latest data shows.
In the report titled Crime in India 2018, it states that 163 civilians, including four informers were killed by anti-national elements. Further 117 security personnel also lost their lives. They included central paramilitary forces, Army, Home Guards and special police officers.
New Delhi, Jan 10: A former member of both the Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan gang was nabbed by the Mumbai police. Ejaz Lakdawala, who has given the police the slip for several decades was arrested in Patna on Wednesday. There was a Red Corner Notice issued against him.
Ejaz shuttled between India and Nepal and was involved with the underworld. He was running a major extortion racket and would make calls to businessmen, builders and film personalities.
New Delhi, Jan 09: More than a month before death warrants were issued in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, a jail in Bihar had been commissioned to make 10 execution ropes which are likely to be used for the four convicts scheduled to be hanged on January 22.