Hanging of Nirbhaya Convicts

The Delhi HC on Wednesday, 5 Feb, rejected the Centre’s plea seeking separate hangings of the four Nirbhaya convicts. Within hours of the HC order, the Centre appealed to the SC. The apex court will now hear the matter on Friday, 7 Feb.

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The Delhi HC on 5 February had ordered that all legal remedies of the remaining convicts should be exercised within seven days

The Patiala House court on 31 Jan had stayed the execution of the Nirbhaya convicts on the basis that all of them are to be hanged together

The Tihar Jail authorities and the Centre had moved the Delhi HC challenging the Patiala House court’s order, arguing that at least one of them can be hanged at this point