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Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged tomorrow

Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged tomorrow

Nirbhaya case convicts to be hanged tomorrow
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By CNBC-TV18 Mar 19, 2020 4:13 PM IST (Published)

Three of the four convicts had on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking stay on their death penalty, saying the second mercy plea of one of them was still pending.

The hanging of four convicts in the Nirbhaya case will take place on Friday morning. A Delhi court said no legal remedies of any of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case were pending in any of the courts.

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Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana was informed by the public prosecutor that second mercy pleas of two convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta, were not entertained and were rejected on the ground that the first one was entertained and considered on merit.
Three of the four convicts had on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking stay on their death penalty, saying the second mercy plea of one of them was still pending.
On March 5, a trial court had issued fresh death warrants for March 20 at 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of convicts Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh.
(with PTI inputs)
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