Supreme Court to hear Centre's plea for separate hanging of Nirbhaya convicts on March 23
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Supreme Court to hear Centre's plea for separate hanging of Nirbhaya convicts on March 23

The Solicitor General has submitted that it would be inhuman to keep a death row convict alive when all the legal remedies stood exhausted.

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today deferred till March 23 the hearing in the Centre's appeal against the Delhi High Court judgment which held that the Nirbhaya convicts cannot be hanged separately.

The three-judge Bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna today enquired about status of the death warrant of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case. The Court was informed that the Sessions Court has fixed the new date for execution on March 20 at 5.30AM.

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