Why did the Patiala House Court postpone the hearing on the death warrant of Nirbhaya convicts?

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The Patiala House Court says that a petition is currently listed in the Supreme Court, in such a case will be decided after that. This petition was filed on behalf of Nirbhaya’s parents in the Patiala House Court.

The hearing on the plea for issuing the death warrant against the culprits of the Nirbhaya gang rape case has been postponed to the Patiala House Court. The Patiala House Court says that a petition is currently listed in the Supreme Court, in such a case will be decided after that. This petition was filed on behalf of Nirbhaya’s parents in the Patiala House Court. Understand what happened in Patiala House Court on Friday‚Ķ

Why could you not hear today?

In the Nirbhaya case, it was said by the Patiala House Court that because a petition related to this case has been filed in the Supreme Court, due to this, the hearing cannot be done yet.

In the Supreme Court, Akshay Kumar, convicted in the Nirbhaya case, has filed a review petition against the decision to hang him, to be heard on December 17. Now after hearing the same case, there will be a hearing in Patiala House Court on December 18 at 2 pm.

About a year ago, a petition was filed in Patiala House Court on behalf of Nirbhaya’s parents that a death warrant should be issued against the culprits at the earliest, so that the execution process could be carried forward.

What did the family and Delhi Police say?

During the hearing in Patiala House Court on Friday, on behalf of Nirbhaya’s family lawyer, Delhi Police’s lawyers, the death warrant was issued immediately. For this, he cited the Yakub Menon case, the lawyers argued that a death warrant had been issued in that case too.

It was argued on behalf of Delhi Police that the Patiala House Court has the right to issue a death warrant, if the convicts want to challenge it, they can go to the High Court. However, the judge said directly that he would wait for the decision of the Supreme Court.

What did Nirbhaya’s mother say?

After postponement of the hearing on Friday, Nirbhaya’s mother has said that she is satisfied with the hearing, but she will get peace only when those convicts are hanged on the gallows. In the past, when the accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder case were piled into a police encounter, since then, there has been increasing anger over the growing atrocities against women in the country.

Significantly, in the Nirbhaya gang rape case in 2012, four convicts were sentenced to death. Nirbhaya convicts Akshay, Pawan, Vinay and Mukesh are currently lodged in Tihar Jail.

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