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HC refuses to entertain Nirbhaya convict's plea against death warrant

Jan 15, 2020 16:28 IST

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain the plea of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case against the death warrant and gave him liberty to challenge it in the sessions court. A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said there is no error in trial court's order issuing death warrant against convict Mukesh Kumar Singh. Following which Mukesh's lawyers told the bench that they will move sessions court against the death warrant. The Delhi government also informed the high court during the hearing that the execution of convicts will not take place on January 22 as a mercy plea has been filed by one of them.

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