The Patiala House court on Monday issued a fresh death warrant against the four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case. In the line of fresh orders issued, the four convicts ie. Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and Vinay will be hanged on March 3 at 6 am. It is known to the readers that this is their time, the court issued a death warrant amidst a roll of plea petitions from the convicts. Followed by appointing advocate Ravi Qazi to represent Mukesh, the Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana passed the order giving new execution date.
While all the other convicts have now exhausted their legal remedies, Pawan Gupta can still potentially cause a delay or change in judgment as he can still file a curative plea as well as a mercy petition before the president. Reacting to the fresh verdict, Nirbhaya’s mother expressed hope over the execution at least on March 3rd. However, Pawan Gupta is the only one among the four convicts who still has the has the provision to file the curative petition a mercy plea.