Tihar Jail's plea to hang Nirbhaya case convicts rejected over pending legal options
New Delhi : Tihar Jail authorities filed a plea in the court demanding fresh warrant to hang all the four convicts of Nirbhaya Gangrape and murder case, but it got rejected.
On February 5, the Delhi court had allowed the convicts to exercise any legal option left with them.
"I concur with the argument of advocate Vrinda Grover and dismiss the application of Tihar Jail as bereft of merit," the judge at Delhi's Patiala House court said today.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be hearing the Centre and Delhi government's plea for separate hanging of the four death row convicts. The government had challenged Delhi High Court decision in Supreme Court.
"The nation's patience has been tested enough, the Supreme Court will have to lay down law on this, the government's lawyer Tushar Mehta said.
Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Singh - convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student, who came to be known as "Nirbhaya" in Delhi in 2012 - were to be executed on February 1 at Tihar Jail.