Convicts in Nirbhaya case to hang on January 22, says Delhi court

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Delhi High Court

New Delhi, January 7: A Delhi Court on Monday issued death warrants against four death row convicts in the sensational 2012 Nirbhaya Gangrape and murder case.

The convicts will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, the court said.

The prosecution told the court that there was no application pending before any court or the President right now by any of the convicts and the review petition of all the convicts was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

While urging the court to issue the death warrants, the prosecution said, “In between issuance and execution of death warrants of the convicts want to file curative petitions they can do so”.             

The counsel for two of the convicts — Mukesh and Vinay — said they were in process of filing curative petition in the apex court. Agencies