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Nirbhaya convicts will not be hanged on Saturday

Jan 31, 2020 17:40 IST

A Delhi court on Friday postponed the execution of death warrants of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case till further orders. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana passed the order on the plea by the convicts seeking a stay on their execution on Saturday, February 1. The convicts' lawyer argued that rules dictate that when one convict's plea is pending the others cannot be hanged. Advocate A P Singh, representing the convicts - Pawan, Vinay and Akshay - urged the court to adjourn the executions "sine die". He highlighted that Vinay's mercy plea before the President is still pending. All four convicts were set to hang on February 1 at 6am.

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