New Delhi, Mar 20: Justice was delivered at last and the four killers in the Nirbhaya case were hanged at the Tihar jail in the wee hours of Friday. The hanging was confirmed by Sandeep Goel, Director General of Tihar jail.
The killers made a last ditch attempt to stall the hanging by approaching the Supreme Court. At 2.30 am, the Supreme Court refused to stall the execution. On Thursday, the convicts had even approached the High Court, but failed to get any relief.
New Delhi, Mar 05: There has been an absolute mockery of justice in the Nirbhaya case, with the four convicts filings appeals one after another separately. The loophole in the law, which bars the hanging of convicts separately has been made use of in this case.
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, Dec 17: Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde has recused himself from hearing the review plea filed by Nirbhaya’s killer Akshay Kumar.
The CJI cited personal reasons. The plea will be heard tomorrow at 10.30 am. The review was taken up in the chambers of the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde and the plea filed by Akshay Kumar was also be heard by Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan.
New Delhi, Dec 22:The much awaited Juvenile Justice Bill was finally passed in the Rajya Sabha today. While the passing of this bill which will become a law will not have any impact on the juvenile who was accused in the Nirbhaya case, it would have a bearing in future cases.
The main point that this bill seeks to make is to try those between the age of 16 and 18 as adults for heinous crimes. The bill was passed six months back by the Lok Sabha and it was pending assent by the Rajya Sabha.