New Delhi: Patiala House Court in Delhi will hear a plea on Monday (February 17) for a new death sentence against the four convicted in connection with the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case. At the last hearing, the Tihar prison authorities said that Pawan, one of the four convicts, said he did not need a lawyer. Earlier, lawyers from the victim's parents had objected to the postponement of the matter on February 17 and asked to be heard on February 15.
The Patiala House Court found that Article 21 of the Constitution protects the life and freedom of those sentenced to the last breath of life.
Nirbhaya's parents and the Delhi government moved the court on February 11 to seek new death sentences for the four convicts after the Supreme Court granted the authorities the freedom to turn to the court to set a new date for the To give execution to those sentenced.
During the last hearing, Attorney General Tushar Mehta was asked why a new death sentence was requested when the table shows that three requests for mercy had been dismissed and the convicted Pawan Gupta had not yet submitted the request for mercy.
Earlier, a court in Delhi had adjourned the hearing because a petition against the Supreme Court's decision to refuse the condemned man Vinay Kumar Sharma was pending.
On February 13, the Supreme Court reserved the order to reject convict Vinay Kumar Sharma's mercy petition.
The execution date, which was first scheduled for January 22nd at Tihar Prison, was postponed until February 6th at 6 a.m. by a court order on January 17th. The court later, on January 31, "ordered until further notice" the execution of the four convicts detained in Tihar Prison.
The four prisoners on death row are Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Thakur.