Nirbhaya rapists cannot be hanged on January 22: Delhi govt tells court

  • | Wednesday | 15th January, 2020

The Delhi government on Wednesday told the High Court that the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape cannot be hanged on January 22, a date that was scheduled for their execution. Standing Counsel for Tihar Jail authorities, Advocate Rahul Mehra, informed the court that the convict can only be hanged after his mercy plea is rejected by the President. "The fate of a death convict comes to finality only after his mercy plea is rejected by the President. It may be noted that one of the convict, Mukesh, filed a mercy plea before the President on Tuesday. The death warrants against them were issued against them by a Delhi court earlier this month.

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