While the whole nation is awaiting the execution of Nirbhaya convicts, the legal system in the country has become a boon for the four convicts who brutally raped and murdered Nirbhaya. In the latest revelation, Delhi court on Wednesday granted legal aid to Pawan Gupta, one of the death row convicts after he said that he did not have a lawyer to represent him in court. Expressing his displeasure over the delay in Nirbhaya gangrape case, Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued instructions to appoint a new lawyer for the convict. “Any condemned convict is entitled for legal aide till his last breath,” the court said.
On the other hand, Pawan, the same convict has not yet filed a curative petition, the last and final legal remedy available to a person which is decided in-chamber. District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) provided Pawan’s father with a list of its empanelled advocates to chose from. Upon the court’s hearing, Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother who has been fighting for justice from the past seven years broke down in the court hall urging the court to issue death warrants. Nirbhaya’s parents and the Delhi government had moved the court on Tuesday seeking fresh death warrants for the four convicts.