Convicts of Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case to be executed on March 3
The Patiala House Court of Delhi issued the date of execution of all four convicts of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case in a proceeding on Monday.
The convicts- Mukesh Kumar (32), Akshay Singh (31), Vinay Sharma (26) and Pawan Gupta (25) are to be executed on March 3 at 6AM.
The date of execution has been postponed twice before one of which was fixed for January 22 in Tihar Jail which was then deferred for to February 1 by a January 17 court order.
The fresh date of execution was issued by Additional Session Judge Dharmendar Rana who heard the plea filed by the victim’s parents.
Asha Devi, the victim’s mother is hopeful about the fresh date issued by the court and hopes that it does not get delayed again.
All the convicts except Pawan Gupta have exhausted their legal remedies. The deadline to exhaust legal remedies ended on February 12. However the convict’s lawyer, AP Singh has told the press that they would avail on Pawan’s legal remedies and that the continuous dates on execution are being released only because of the pressure received from media, political parties and the public.
Pawan’s legal remedies to file curative plea as well as mercy petition can possibly cause further delay to the newly issued date of execution.