Execution Delayed In Nirbhaya Case

Mail Today|January 16, 2020

Execution Delayed In Nirbhaya Case
One of the convicts files a mercy petition before Prez
Aneesha Mathur

The date of execution of the four Nirbhaya case convicts is set to change as a mercy petition was filed on Tuesday evening by Mukesh Kumar Singh before the President of India.

In a hearing before the Delhi high court on Wednesday, the counsel for the Delhi government and the MHA informed the court that according to the Tihar Prison Manual rules and precedent Supreme Court orders, if there is a pending mercy petition, there is an automatic stay on the execution of the death penalty.

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January 16, 2020