Patiala House court, Nirbhaya
Patiala House court, Nirbhaya
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Breaking: Delhi Court defers execution of death warrant against convicts till further orders, Pawan Gupta files mercy plea

Aditi Singh

Hours after dismissing Nirbhaya convicts's plea to stay the execution of death warrant, Court of Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana today deferred execution of death warrant against convicts till further orders.

... I am of the opinion that the death sentence cannot be executed pending the disposal of the mercy petition of the convict. It is hereby directed that the execution of death warrants against all the convicts scheduled for 0.03.2020 at 6.00 a.m. is deferred till further orders
ASJ Dharmendra Rana

The Court also added that,

"Despite stiff resistance from the victim’s side, I am of the opinion that any condemned convict must not meet his Creator with a grievance in his bosom that the courts of this country has not acted fairly in granting him an opportunity to exhaust his legal remedies."

ASJ Dharmender Rana

The order was passed after counsel for convict Pawan moved an application before Court to bring on record the factum of his mercy petition before the President.

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