The Delhi High Court (HC) will give its verdict on the central government’s plea regarding the hanging in Nirbhaya case on Wednesday (today). Justice Suresh Kaith, who has been hearing the case, will decide the future of the convicts. The verdict will also clarify if all guilty can be hanged together or those whose mercy petitions have been rejected can be executed earlier.
Earlier, the central government had submitted their application in the HC with reasons of four guilty in the case misusing the judicial system and delaying their hanging. The Delhi High Court had reserved their order after completion of the special hearing on Sunday. The Delhi HC will give its verdict at 2:30 pm on the application by the Centre.
The Supreme Court (SC) already rejected the curative petition of 3 of the 4 guilty in the case. Whereas, mercy petitions of Mukesh and Vinay were rejected by the President. At the moment, the mercy petition of Akshay is pending with the President’s office.
Repeated submission of new applications by the guilty and due to their pendency at the court, their death warrant has already been stopped twice by the Patiala House Court.
The Patiala House Court had issued a death warrant to hang the guilty on February 1 but Vinay’s pending mercy petition at the President’s office led to a stoppage of the execution.