Patiala House Court rejected all petitions of Nirbhaya convicts Akshay Thakur, 31, Pawan Gupta, 25, Vinay Sharma, 26, and Mukesh Singh, 32. All the four Nirbhaya convicts will be hanged at 5.30 am on Friday in Tihar Jail as the Delhi court dismissed a plea seeking a stay on the execution of rapists. The convicts had requested that their execution be stopped, claiming that they still had legal remedies left. Public Prosecutor Irfan said to the court, “No legal remedies are pending.”
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana dismissed the plea of Pawan Gupta, Akshay Kumar, and Vinay Sharma seeking a stay on the death penalty, saying the second mercy plea of one of them was still pending.
SC has also dismissed a petition filed by Mukesh Singh challenging a Delhi High Court‘ order rejecting his claim that he was not in Delhi when the crime was committed.
On 5th March, the trial court had issued fresh warrants for hanging on 20th March at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh.
The four men have been convicted for the gang-rape and murder of a woman who was brutally assaulted in a moving bus in Delhi in the month of December 2012. The young lady died a few days later.