• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Will Nirbhaya’s killers hang on Feb 1? Unlikely


New Delhi, Jan 29: The Supreme Court has rejected the curative petition filed by Mukesh Singh, who is on a death row in connection with the Nirbhaya case. The hanging of the four convicts, Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta is slated for February 1, 7 am.

However, there could be some hurdles before the hanging takes place as Akshay Singh has now filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court. He filed the plea after his review petition was rejected by the Supreme Court.

Will Nirbhaya’s killers hang on Feb 1? Unlikely

His plea would be heard in-chambers in the Supreme Court. Once his plea is rejected he has the option to send a mercy plea to the President of India.

As of now the curative pleas filed by Mukesh Singh and Vinay Sharma have been rejected. In case the mercy petition filed by Akshay Singh is rejected, he still has the option to seek review of the same before the Supreme Court, like in the case of Mukesh Singh.

    Nirbhaya Case: Convict Akshay Kumar Singh files curative petition in SC | Oneindia News

    Nirbhaya: Killer’s curative plea rejected, torture not ground to review mercy petition says SC

    It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had last week rejected a plea filed by Gupta claiming that he was a juvenile at the time of the commission of the offence. The court rejected the plea as it did not find any fresh ground in the matter.

    Gupta could also file a curative plea and seek mercy before the President. If these convicts decide to exercise all these options, then the hanging could be delayed. In case the hanging does not take place on February 1, then a fresh black warrant will have to be issued by the trial court.

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more