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Delhi Court Gives One Week To Nirbhaya Convicts To Exhaust Legal Remedies

The Delhi on Wednesday gave one-week time to the convicts of the Nirbhaya case to exercise their legal remedies before the proceedings of execution begin. This comes after the Centre had filed a petition against the indefinite freeze on execution placed by the lower court.

The Centre has requested the court to execute two of the four convicts that have exhausted their legal remedies. However, the court rejected the same saying that Delhi court rules don’t allow separate execution of the convicts who have been convicted for the same crime.

“Delhi Prison Rules do not say that if mercy petition of one convict is pending, the execution of the other convicts can take place,” said Justice Suresh Kait, who was hearing the case.

“Since upto the Supreme Court, their fate has been decided by a common judgment, I am of the opinion that death warrant of all convicts should be executed together and not separately,” the court added.

The convicts have begun trying every loophole – like filing petition or review petition – to delay the execution making the mockery of the law. The judge hearing the case, as per NDTV, has said that the same would “will shake the faith of people in the administration of justice”.

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