New Delhi: In the case of hanging four convicts separately in Nirbhaya case, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it will hear the case on 11 Feburary at 2 pm. The Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict had dismissed its petition against the stay on the execution of four convicts of Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
The Delhi HC turned down the petition of the Center against the execution of the convicts after which the Center appealed to the SC. Apart from this there was also hearing in the Patiala House Court. The Delhi government has filed an application for issuing a new death warrant. So far, two death warrants have been issued to hang the four convicts. The High Court has said in its order that all the four convicts will be punished together and not separately. In its appeal, the central government said that the question is whether a convict who has exhausted all his remedies can stop the punishment received from the law only because the mercy petition of one of the co-convicts of the President is pending and the other co-convict has not yet filed the petition.
The Center is demanding the execution of four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, who have used all their legal and constitutional measures. A bench headed by Justice R Bhanumathi did not heed to the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was seeking issuance of notice to the four convicts on the Centre’s plea, saying it would further delay the matter. The bench, also comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna, told Mehta that it would hear him on February 11 and it may consider whether notice was required to be issued to the convicts.