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Execution of Nirbhaya convicts not to happen on Jan 22 as mercy plea filed

When everyone thought that Nirbhaya has finally been served justice, one of the four convicts filed a mercy-plea due to which the execution of the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will not take place on January 22.

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Published on 15 Jan 2020 9:03 AM GMT

Execution of Nirbhaya convicts not to happen on Jan 22 as mercy plea filed
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New Delhi: When everyone thought that Nirbhaya has finally been served justice, one of the four convicts filed a mercy-plea due to which the execution of the death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will not take place on January 22.

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The four convicts -- Vinay Sharma (26), Mukesh Kumar (32), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25) -- are to be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail. A Delhi court had issued their death warrants on January 7.

Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal were told by the Delhi government and the Centre that the petition filed by convict Mukesh, challenging his death warrant, was premature.

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The Delhi government and the prison authorities informed the court that under the rules, it will have to wait for the mercy plea to be decided before executing the death warrant. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday dismissed the curative pleas of Mukesh and Vinay. The hearing which is going on since morning will continue post-lunch.

They also said that none of the four convicts can be executed on January 22 unless the present mercy plea is decided.

While the whole nation is waiting for the results and wishing to give Nirbhaya justice the convicts are trying their best to save themselves from the death warrant.

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