3 Nirbhaya convicts move ICJ, seek stay on execution of death sentence

The plea filed by convicts Vinay, Akshay, Pawan comes after the Supreme Court rejected Mukesh’s petition seeking restoration of remedies, alleging his former lawyer Vrinda Grover misled him

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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).

In a fresh development in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, three of four convicts have moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on the execution of their death sentence, reported ANI.

The plea filed by convicts Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh Thakur, Pawan Gupta comes after the Supreme Court on Monday (March 16) rejected the fourth convict Mukesh Singh’s petition seeking restoration of remedies, alleging his former lawyer Vrinda Grover misled him.

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 A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah held the plea as not maintainable, saying 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.

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The plea, filed through advocate ML 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).

Timeline of Nirbhaya case

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Timeline of Nirbhaya case

(With inputs from agencies)

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