Nirbhaya Convicts Move ICJ For Stay On Execution


NEW DELHI – Three of four 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts have approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on the execution of their death sentence, news agency ANI reported.

Convicts Akshay, Pawan and Vinay are the three convicts who have moved the international court.

2012 Delhi gang rape case: Three convicts have approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking stay on the execu­tion of their death sentence. The three convicts who approached the ICJ are Akshay, Pawan and Vinay.

This comes shortly after the Supreme Court on Monday or­dered the petition filed by one of the 2012 Delhi gang rape death row convict Mukesh Singh seek­ing action against his former lawyer Vrinda Grover to be with­drawn.

The apex court, earlier in the day, rejected the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, seeking restoration of all his le­gal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah held Singh’s plea as not maintainable saying that the review petition and the curative petition have both been dismissed in the case.

The convict had sought quash­ing of all orders passed by courts and the rejection of his mercy pe­tition by the President since the day his curative petition was dis­missed by the apex court on the ground that the earlier lawyer Vrinda Grover had misled him.

The plea, filed through advo­cate M L Sharma, sought a CBI probe into alleged “criminal conspiracy” and “fraud” hatched by the Centre, the Delhi govern­ment and advocate Vrinda Gro­ver, who is the amicus curiae in the case.

On March 5, a trial court is­sued fresh warrants with March 20, 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of the convicts — Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gup­ta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).

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