Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea rejected, Tihar moves court seeking fresh death warrant

The move comes after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected convict Pawan Kumar’s mercy petition earlier in the day.
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Tihar jail authorities on Wednesday moved Delhi’s Patiala House Court seeking a fresh date of execution of death warrant for all four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case.

The move comes after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected convict Pawan Kumar’s mercy petition earlier in the day.

“In view of the rejection of mercy petition of Pawan by the Hon’ble President of India, we will be approaching the Patiala House Court today for fixing a fresh date of execution of death warrant in respect of all the four convicts,” Tihar spokesperson said earlier today.

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Advocate Seema Kushwaha, lawyer of the parents of the December 2012 gangrape and murder victim, on Wednesday said that they are moving an application seeking a fresh date for the execution of the four convicts, news agency ANI reported.

“We are moving a fresh application in Delhi court to fix a fresh date for the execution of the four convicts. All the convicts have exhausted their complete rights. The date which will be fixed now will be the final date,” Kushwaha told ANI.

A Delhi court had on Monday stayed for the third time the death sentence of four convicts in the case observing that they cannot be executed while a mercy petition is pending before the President.

(With inputs from ANI)

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