Nirbhaya Case Live Updates: Delhi Court Issued Death Warrants Against Nirbhaya Rapists

Nirbhaya Case Live Updates: Delhi Court Issued Death Warrants Against Nirbhaya Rapists :- All the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case have been shifted to Tihar that has triggered speculation that they might be hanged soon. According to the sources, one of the accused Pawan Kumar Gupta, who was lodged in Mandoli jail has been shifted to jail number 2 of Tihar late on Sunday night while the other three convicts in the case namely, Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma and Akshay are already in Tihar.

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A senior officer at Tihar jail said, “All four convicts have been given round-the-clock security in separate jails. Fearing other inmates could harm them, the convicts in Nirbhaya case are always kept in separate jails with tight security.”

After the developments, the convicts are expected to be hanged after the rejection of Vinay’s mercy plea by President Ram Nath Kovind. As per the letter sent to President Kovind and the Ministry of Home Affairs last Friday, Sharma sought cancellation of the plea and also stated that the mercy petition forwarded was sent without any authorisation and his consent.

Rapists to be Hanged on January 22 at 7:00 Pm

As per rules, the convicts on death row are to be hanged 14 days after the rejection of mercy plea by President but it can be brought forward if the Centre and state government thinks that the wait for 14 days could create law and order issues. In the meantime, the police get death warrant for the convict.

Reportedly, no other convict except Vinay in Nirbhaya case has filed mercy petition and it is highly unlikely that their mercy petitions would now be accepted by the court because they were given to file the plea but they decided against it. It is learnt that the death warrant of all four accused will be issued on the same day.

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A total of six people were convicted of brutally raping and murdering Nirbhaya aged 23, on December 16, 2012, who later died of her injuries. The brutal crime led to massive protests across the country forcing the Centre to come up with new laws to deal with such heinous crimes. The six involved in this incident were arrested and convicted. One was minor and another, Ram Singh, committed suicide in Tihar Jail during trial.