The four convicts - Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh - will be kept in isolated cells. (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Two days after a Delhi Court issued death warrants against the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya case, one of them filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday. News Nation has accessed the plea filed by Vinay Kumar Sharma. In his petition, Sharma asked the top court to, “…allow the present curative petition and set aside the final common judgment…pass any other or further order(s) as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit in the facts and circumstances of the present case and in the interest of justice and equity…and for this act of kindness, the petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray.”
On January 7, the Patiala House court had issued the death warrants against the four convicts of the 2012 gangrape and murder case. According to the black warrant, four convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya Gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail. The order was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora who issued the death warrants against the four death row convicts -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). Sources said the jail authorities will approach the Uttar Pradesh prison authority asking for a hangman from Meerut to carry out the executions.
The four convicts -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- will be kept in isolated cells and will not be allowed to interact with other prisoners. Their family members, however, can visit them any time, the official said.
According to an earlier report by The Indian Express, the Buxar Central Jail is ready to supply its famed "Manila" rope for the hanging of the convicts, and 10 such ropes have been readied to be supplied to the capital’s Tihar Jail. The jail has expertise in making the wax-coated manila rope that it sells for Rs 180 a kg and which can easily withstand the tension caused by the fall of a person weighing up to 80 kg sent.
The jail produced several kinds of ropes used with handcuffs and for pitching tents. Clothes and durries are also woven by its inmates. The last time a manila rope was sent from Buxar jail was in 2004 for the hanging of a rape convict was Dhananjay Chatterjee at Alipore Jail following his conviction in a rape-cum-murder case.
The jail, probably the only one in the country making manila rope, supplies several types of ropes to different jails.