New Delhi: All the legal options for the convicts of Nirbhaya Case are now over. President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday dismissed the mercy plea of fourth convict Pawan Gupta. The mercy petition of the remaining three accused had already been dismissed. After this, the Tihar Jail administration reached Patiala House Court for the new date of hanging. The court heard on Thursday and issued a new death warrant for the culprits. The four convicts will now be hanged on March 20 at 5:30 in the morning.
The hearing of the case started on Thursday. After which the judge, A.P. of the accused Akshay Thakur and Pawan Gupta. Allowed Singh to meet the convict. As per the rule, A.P. Singh can meet Pawan and Akshay Thakur. The court said that the jail administration cannot escape responsibility by saying that we have no information. You tell the guilty whether his plea is pending or not.
The judge told the Tihar Jail administration that you have to tell the convict what happened to his application as well as the court will also have to give information in this matter. During this time A.P. Singh said that what was the fate of the second mercy petition, no one is telling. The jail administration is responsible for telling the guilty Akshay the action taken in this regard.
The court said that the jail administration should inform the court and Akshay what action has been taken on the second petition. The judge said A.P. Got Singh’s arguments written in order. A.P. Singh said that he wants to meet Pawan in jail today, so that he can know whether he wants to use legal remedies or not.
A.P. Singh said that he also wants to meet Akshay because the status of mercy petition filed before the President is not clear yet. After which the judge asked the public prosecutor what is the status of the second mercy petition filed before the President. He said that he is not aware of it.
A.P. Singh said that we have receiving. A copy was received in jail on 25 February. The government lawyer said on this that it is not a legal remedy. A.P. Singh said, ‘Our Constitution has a provision for a second mercy petition.’ The public prosecutor told the court that all the legal remedies of the culprits have ended, so the date of execution should be fixed.
During the hearing, Ravi Kazi, counsel for the convicted Mukesh Singh, was also present in the courtroom. He said that he does not want to say anything, because all the legal remedies of Mukesh are over. After which, the court issued a new death warrant, stating the new date of hanging of the four convicts on March 20 at 5:30 am. Let us tell you that the change in the time of hanging has been done because any convict in India is hanged before the sun rises.