A Delhi Court on Wednesday issued notice to the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case in a plea seeking a fresh death warrant against them
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana at Patiala House Court has take up the matter for hearing on March 05, at 2pm.
Today, Tihar authorities informed the court that the President of India has rejected Pawan's mercy plea and he has been intimated about the same.
The petition was moved under section 413 of Criminal Procedure Code, as mercy petitions of all the four convicts, namely Mukesh, Vinay, Pawan, and Akshay, have been rejected by the President of India.
Therefore, there's no application pending on behalf of any of the convicts before any court.
The application also talked about the High Court order in the revision petition moved the Centre, wherein a period of 7 days have been given to the convicts to exhaust all their legal remedies.
A fresh death warrant was sought on the ground that, as on today, none of the petitions of any of the convicts is pending before any court or constitutional authority, and accordingly, nothing survives as on today.
On January 7, the first common death warrant was issued against the four convicts, and the date of execution was set for January 22. However, the said date had to be postponed to February 1, by an order dated January 17, due to the subsequent developments in the legal remedies exercised by the convicts