Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: New delaying tactics applied, PIL filed against Tihar jail authorities
New Delhi : Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case convicts have filed a fresh PIL before the Patiala High Court against the Tihar Jail authorities alleging that they have been delaying in providing some of the necessary documents related to the case.
As a result of the plea, the execution may get further delayed as the rules mandate the convicts to exhaust all their legal remedies before facing the gallows.
Advocate A P Singh submitted an application alleging that the jail authorities are yet to release the documents which are required to file curative petitions for Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Singh (25).
The fourth convict, Mukesh Singh (32), has exhausted his curative plea and submitted a mercy plea before the President.
The plea will be heard by the court on Saturday. The Supreme Court had recently dismissed the curative petition for other two convicts --Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Mukesh Singh (32).
According to the old ruling, the four convicts are likely to be executed on February 1 at 6am.
A 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang-raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012, in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people before she was thrown out on the road.
A total of six persons were convicted for gangraping and murdering a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi on December 16, 2012. Among the six convicts, one juvenile was let off after serving three-year sentence at a Juvenile Justice Home, whereas, a major convict - Ram Singh - committed suicide inside the Tihar Jail premises. The death penalty of four other convicts was upheld by the Supreme Court last year.