Editorial: Justice delayed is…

The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, seeking restoration of all his legal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya convict moves HC opposing mercy plea rejection

One of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Vinay Sharma, today approached the Delhi High Court claiming that there were procedural lapses and “constitutional irregularities” in the rejection of his mercy plea by President Ram Nath Kovind. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya: SC to hear on 23 March Centre’s plea against HC verdict

The Supreme Court today said it would hear on 23 March the appeal filed by the Centre challenging the Delhi High Court order that the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case have to be executed simultaneously. Continue Reading

Justice prevails

Even as the whole country is waiting for the day when the punishment would be served on Nirbhaya convicts, five of the 15 convicts in the sensational case of sexual assault of a minor child at Ayanavaram in Chennai were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court on Monday. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya case: Dummy execution done in Tihar

A dummy execution of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case was performed at the Tihar Jail here, prison officials have said. A Delhi court had on 7 January issued death warrants against all the four convicts — Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) — and ordered they be hanged on 22 January at 7 am in Tihar jail, over seven years after the brutal crime sparked outrage and anger across Continue Reading