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Court To Hear Nirbhaya Convicts' Plea Seeking Stay On Execution On Thursday

The court issued notice to Tihar authorities and the police on the four convicts' plea

Court To Hear Nirbhaya Convicts' Plea Seeking Stay On Execution On Thursday
The four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case | File Photo
Court To Hear Nirbhaya Convicts' Plea Seeking Stay On Execution On Thursday
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2020-03-18T17:39:01+05:30

A Delhi court will hear on Thursday the plea seeking stay on the execution of death penalty of four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

The counsel for the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case moved the court on Wednesday seeking quashing of their death penalty, saying the second mercy plea of one of them is still pending.

The convicts -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay (31) -- are scheduled to be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 am.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana issued notices to the Tihar jail authorities and the police on the plea and said he will hear it tomorrow.

The Public Prosecutor opposed the plea saying it was not maintainable.

Convict Akshay Singh had on Tuesday filed a second mercy petition before President Ram Nath Kovind.

On the same day, another convict, Pawan Gupta had also moved the Supreme Court with a curative petition against the dismissal of his review plea rejecting his juvenility claim.

(With PTI Inputs)

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