The Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that it will hear the petitions filed by the central and the Delhi government against the Delhi High Court over the execution of four convicts in Nirbhaya case on February 11th. Dismissing the Tihar jail authorities’ plea seeking fresh date for execution, Delhi court Friday permitted the convicts to exercise their legal remedies within one week. Over which the central government filed a plea to consider the High Court’s verdict as the convicts are deliberately delaying the process of death warrant using loopholes of the law.
Dismissing the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was seeking issuance of notice to the four convicts, a bench headed by Justice R Bhanumathi stated that it would further hear the case on February 11. On this note, Mehta said that by delaying the execution process the “nation’s patience is being tested” in the case. Reacting to Supreme Court’s decision, Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim said that though the legal system has the power to execute it was unnecessarily sparing the convicts. “Everything is on track, yet death warrant has not been issued. It’s an injustice to us, I will see till when the Court gives time to the accused and Government supports them,” she added.