Nirbhaya case convicts won’t be hanged on Jan 22 due to pending mercy plea: Delhi Govt to HC
Earlier, Patiala House Court had issued their death warrant on January 07. Four convicts of the Nirbhaya case are – Mukesh Kumar (32), Vinay Sharma (26), Pawan Gupta (25) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). The Delhi Government and prison authorities informed the court that it will have to wait for the final decision over mercy plea before executing a death warrant.
SC dismissed the curative petition
The Supreme Court has already dismissed the curative petition of Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh on January 14, 2020. A five-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana dismissed the curative petition of Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh. The five-judge bench included Justice NV Ramana, Justices Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan.
Death Warrant by Patiala House Court