Delhi HC to Pronounce Tomorrow Order on Centre's Plea Challenging Stay on Execution

Delhi HC to Pronounce Tomorrow Order on Centre's Plea Challenging Stay on Execution

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait had on February 2 reserved order on the Centre's plea after holding special hearings on Saturday and Sunday.

The Centre and the Delhi government challenged the trial court's January 31 order staying the execution of all the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh, 32, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Kumar Sharma, 26, and Akshay Kumar, 31, who are lodged in Tihar Jail. The four were earlier ordered to be hanged on February 1 at 6 am.

Of the four, Mukesh and Vinay have exhausted all their legal remedies, including the clemency plea dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17 and the appeal against the rejection was thrown out by the Supreme Court on January 29.

Earlier on Tuesday, Nirbhaya's parents urged the court to expeditiously decide the Centre's plea and were assured by the judge the order would be passed at the earliest.

The trial court on January 7 had issued black warrants for the execution of all the convicts in Tihar jail. However, they could not be hanged due to pendency of mercy petition of one of them.