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Nirbhaya case: Convicts move court seeking stay on execution

In his plea moved through his lawyer, Singh claimed that he has filed a fresh mercy petition before the President of India, which is pending.

February 29, 2020 / 06:19 PM IST
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Convicts Akshay Singh and Pawan Kumar Gupta on February 29 moved a Delhi court seeking a stay on the execution of death warrants against all four, scheduled for March 3, in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued notice to Tihar Jail authorities on the plea of Singh, directing them to file their response by March 2.

In his plea moved through his lawyer, Singh claimed that he has filed a fresh mercy petition before the President of India, which is pending.

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Advocate A P Singh, appearing for Singh, said that his earlier mercy petition that was dismissed by the President did not have complete facts.

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Gupta, in his plea, contended that his curative petition has been pending in the Supreme Court.

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The four convicts -- Singh, Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar -- are scheduled to be hanged at 6 AM on March 3.
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first published: Feb 29, 2020 06:18 pm

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