‘Sacrilegious to delay hanging’, Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged March 3
NEW DELHI: Further delay in the execution of the Nirbhaya case convicts would be “sacrilegious” to the rights of the victim and for justice, a Delhi court noted on Monday, fixing 6am on March 3 as the fresh date for their hanging.
This means the four men will be executed on the said date, unless Pawan Gupta decides to file mercy or curative petitions at the last minute as he is the only one who hasn’t exhausted all legal remedies provided under the Constitution.
Though the Delhi high court-laid deadline for Pawan to file curative and mercy plea ended on February 11, authorities, including the President’s secretariat and the Supreme Court, are known to be lenient and open to hearing any plea till the last minute in capital punishment jurisprudence.
“Article 21 merely guarantees an opportunity to the condemned convicts to exercise their legal rights. However, whether to utilise the opportunity or not is a matter of choice of the condemned convicts,” additional sessions judge Dharmendra Rana observed, pointing out that “convict Pawan cannot be permitted to defeat the ends of justice by simply opting to remain indolent”.
“After a lapse of 33 months, Pawan has opted to file neither any curative nor mercy petition,” the court observed, saying there can be only “two possible inferences for such indolence; 1) either convict Pawan is satisfied with the verdict of the Supreme Court or 2) he is simply interested in merely delaying the court proceedings.”
In either case, he cannot claim that the execution of the sentence needs to be delayed further, the judge underlined, adding that even the HC gave “one more opportunity” to Pawan, “unambiguously clarifying to exercise his rights within a week, failing which requisite action shall be initiated without any further delay”.
The court also noted that the black warrant issued to fix a date of hanging has been deferred twice and Monday’s order is the third time it has been issued against the four men — Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Thakur.
During the proceedings on Monday, Pawan’s counsel Ravi Qazi told the court that the convict “intends to move a curative petition before the Supreme Court and mercy petition before the President”.
Monday’s order came on applications by Nirbhaya’s parents and the Delhi go nment seeking fresh death warrants for the convicts after the Supreme Court granted liberty to the authorities to approach the trial court for issuance of fresh date for the execution of the convicts.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/49344.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Rekha • 13 hours ago
high time their lawyers are hanged.. atleast nobody would represent them and further delay the hanging
R• 8 hours ago
Actually high time the judges are hanged. Judges are corrupt.
Rekha • 13 hours ago
shame on our judiciary....pl feel for the poor soul of that girl and give justice to her..by hanging they... without any further delay
Siddharth • Thane • 13 hours ago
Everything was crystal clear, then also so long, shame on our judiciary system.
Harish Patel • 13 hours ago
Just hang their lawyers too they are buying time when president has rejected the mercy plea. Lawyers are nothing better than criminals that is the reasons India has so much rapes going around. Caught jast excute them .
Brahm • 8 hours ago
Before hanging they should be punish with the iron rod, and they need to face the same consequences that Nrbhaya did. Hanging is not enough.
Ramu Shukla • 14 hours ago
Please hang these criminals now and give justice to Nirbhaya and her family. These people do not deserve to live in this world.
Hsf • 12 hours ago
There is no country in the world where the rights of criminals supersede the the right of victim. Reading the news about Nirghaya, it seems, if, she was the criminal and crims are innocent poor villagers. What a judiciary. First order the hanging, then cancel it on the most flimsy excuses.
Narayan • 9 hours ago
The time has come now to revamp the judicial system and amend the Constitution .
Bharat • 10 hours ago
Hang those lawyers first who are helping these crooks.
San Ana • 9 hours ago
These convicts wouldn't have slept and the fear of death is worse than death itself. Finally the d day has arrived. Whole nation is waiting to see it.
Ash B • 9 hours ago
7 years - still legal options available- what a shame.
Dean • traveller • 8 hours ago
this date will extended. there are legal remedies available to them. Indian judiciary is a joke!!
Dr Karthik Ramamurthy • Bangalore • 8 hours ago
March 3 of which year? 2090?
Nitin • Pune • 11 hours ago
Why So much Delays, Loss of Time & Huge Public Money
Rajkumar • 13 hours ago
first hang the lawyer.
Paramjit Singh • 5 hours ago
How funny our laws are ? In such henious crimes, such provisions of curative and mercy be deleted, otherwise
Mujeeb Iqbal • 6 hours ago
our law cares more of h an rights of criminals than the relatives of the victims.
Pvs Prasad • somewhere in india • 11 hours ago
Who is financing these lawyers ?
Balaji • Bengaluru • 11 hours ago
hang crooks lawyers like... these ones too as they lack moral values
Jaya Pillai • 5 hours ago
Sometimes I think the torture of living each day with the feeling of doom is worse than being hanged. After feeling furious to the pain caused to nirbhaya mother, I calmed myself down using this rationale
Michaelalok • 6 hours ago
AND MARCH 3 OF WHICH YEAR??
Guest • 6 hours ago
not seeming in 2020..let's watch..
Guest • 6 hours ago
Our judiciary became a toy in hands of lier advocates..
Guest• 6 hours ago
that's why crime increases rapidly..worst judiciary .