“Execution of Nirbhaya convicts will not take place on January 22”

Execution of Nirbhaya case convicts will not take place on January 22

Day after the Supreme Court dismissed the curative petitions of two convicts – Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh, Advocate Rahul Mehra, Standing Counsel for Tihar Jail authorities said that “Execution of convicts(2012 Nirbhaya case) will surely not take place on January 22.”

He further stated that the fate of a death convict comes to finality only after his mercy plea is rejected by the President. Meanwhile, Advocate Rahul Mehra added that “It can only take place 14 days after the mercy plea is rejected as we are bound by the rule which says that a notice of 14 days must be provided to the convicts after the rejection of mercy plea.”

Nirbhaya rape case: SC dismisses curative petitions of two convicts

The five-judge bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana, heard the curative petitions filed by two Delhi Nirbhaya case convicts Vinay and Mukesh, in a chamber hearing. Asha Devi, mother of Delhi gang rape and murder victim, said, “This is a big day for me. I had been struggling for the last 7 years. But the biggest day will be 22nd January when they (convicts) will be hanged.”

-PTC News