After President Kovind rejected the mercy plea by the last convict, it’s clear that they have run out of options to avoid the hanging.
Delhi| Tihar Jail authorities are likely to approach the Court today after the Nirbhaya case convicts have exhausted all the legal claims to avoid the execution. The court is expected to deliver a fresh date for the execution of convicts, almost 8 years after they committed the heinous crime.
Pawan Gupta, the last among the four death row convicts, had submitted his mercy petition to the President on Monday. On Wednesday, President Ramnath Kovind rejected the mercy petition.
After President Kovind rejected the mercy plea by the last convict, it’s clear that they exhausted all of the options to avoid the hanging.
Tihar authorities of Tihar jail, where the culprits are lodged, said they will approach the court for a fresh date for the execution. It is to be noted that the hangings of the convicts have been deferred thrice before this. The convicts are to be hanged together and not separately, which is why it has taken all their legal aids to exhaust before they face the execution.
On Monday, the Patiala House court had rejected their execution on 3rd February at 6 AM since Pawan Gupta had filed the mercy petition to the President.
After the mercy plea was rejected by the President, Director-General of Delhi’s Tihar Jail said, “In view of rejection of mercy petition of Pawan by the Honourable President of India, we will be approaching the Patiala House Court today for fixing fresh date of execution of death warrant in respect of all the four convicts.”
Four convicts named Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma, and Mukesh Singh have been found guilty in the horrific Nibhaya gang rape and murder case of 2012 which shook the entire country. The convicts have tried every legal option available to them in the last 8 years to avoid facing execution.