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Criminally sinful to execute condemned convicts when law permits them to live: Delhi Court refuses to fix execution date for Nirbhaya convicts

The Court has clarified that the State is at liberty to move appropriate application as and when required.

Aditi Singh

The Court of Additional Sessions Court at Patiala House Court today dismissed Tihar Jail Superintendent's plea for a date for execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case.

Calling the application premature, Judge Dharmender Rana ordered,

It is criminally sinful to execute the condemned convicts when the law permits them to live. Admittedly, Hon'ble Delhi High court vide order dated 05.02.2020 has permitted the convicts, in the ineterst of justice, to exercise their legal remedies within one week of the said order.. Applications at hand are premature and thus deserves to be dismissed."
Judge Dharmender Rana
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