NFTV : New Delhi: Nirbhaya rape and murder case convicts will be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 am, new death warrant issued. The four convicts namely Mukesh Singh (32), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25) were to be hanged on February 20th at 5.30 in Tihar Jail.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana announced March 20 as the new date of hanging after it was told by the Delhi government that the convicts have exhausted all their legal remedies.
The lawyer for the four death row convicts also told the court that there was no legal impediment for court in proceeding to fix the date of execution.
The Delhi government had on Wednesday moved a city court seeking fresh date for the execution of four Nirbhaya case convicts.
The execution of the convicts had been postponed several times.Just after the rejection of Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday, the Tihar Jail authorities approached Patiala House Court seeking issuance of a fresh date of execution.