Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: Delhi Court disposes of a plea against Tihar Jail; calls it 'delaying tactic'
New Delhi : A Delhi Court on Saturday disposed of a plea by Nirbhaya Gangrape convicts claiming that they are not being able to file a corrective petition in Supreme Court due to delay by Tihar Jail authorities.
Lawyer AP Singh, who was representing the convicts, claimed that Vinay Sharma is being slow poisoned and was also hospitalized recently on the same account. The Tihar Jail authorities have not made the medical reports accessible to them.
The prosecution claimed that these are all delaying tactics and nothing more.
On January 24, the four convicts had filed a plea in Patiala High Court alleging that the prison authorities are not providing them essential documents needed to file the corrective petition in the Supreme Court.
Notably, the SC has already rejected mercy petitions filed by Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma. Mukesh’s mercy plea to President Ram Nath Kovind has also been rejected. While Vinay only has the option to file mercy plea available, Akshay and Pawan still have both options available to them.
Recently, Pawan had argued in court that he was a juvenile at the time of crime but his plea was rejected by the court.
The apex court had awarded Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma a death penalty after they were found guilty of gangraping and murdering a medical student on December 16, 2012.