All 4 convicts in Nirbhaya case to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am, says Delhi court

A Delhi court has issued death warrant against all 4 convicts. The execution will be held on January 22 at 7 am

All 4 convicts in Nirbhaya case to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am, says Delhi court
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Four convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya Gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said on Tuesday.

The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued death warrants gainst them.

The four death row convicts are Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta.

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora said he would be pronounced the order at 3.30 pm on Tuesday.

During the hearing, the prosecution said there was no application pending before any court or the President right now by any of the convicts and the review petition of all the convicts was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

While urging the court to issue the death warrants, the prosecution said, "In between issuance and execution of death warrants of the convicts want to file curative petitions they can do so." The counsel for two of the convicts — Mukesh and Vinay — said they were in process of filing a curative petition in the apex court.

It will give peace to Nirbhaya's family, country: Congress on death warrants against 4 convicts

The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the issuance of death warrants against the four Nirbhaya case convicts saying it would give peace to her family and the country, but rued the delay in justice delivery.

The convicts -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, a Delhi court said on Tuesday.

Welcoming the order, Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev told PTI, "I feel justice delayed is justice denied. After changing so many laws, after the Verma committee report, still it took seven years." "I heard somewhere that the government has said it will remove the right to appeal in a serious heinous crime. I feel right to appeal should not be totally done away with...but even in appellate jurisdiction in a serious crime like Nirbhaya, it should be time bound," the Mahila Congress chief said.

She said Tuesday's ruling would give peace to Nirbhaya's family and the country.

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    Published: 7 Jan 2020, 4:49 PM