Nirbhaya Case: Supreme Court To Hear Centre's Plea On Convicts' Hanging On February 11 (Photo Credit: Composite Image)
The Supreme Court will hear the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict dismissing its plea against stay on the execution of the four death row convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on February 11. The Centre had moved the top court seeking an urgent hearing on its appeal assailing the verdict which held on Wednesday that the death row convicts have to be executed together and not separately.
February 11 is the day when the one week time given by Delhi High Court to convicts to exhaust legal remedies expires. If the convicts choose not to make any type of petition in seven days from now, the institutions/ authorities concerned will deal with the matter, as per the law, without further delay, it had said.
The trial court had on January 31 stayed 'till further orders' execution of the four convicts in the case -- Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31), who are lodged in Tihar Jail. Later, the Centre moved the High Court against the stay of the execution of the convicts. Hours after the high court's verdict, the Centre filed an appeal against it in the apex court.