Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Sunday expressed shock over the negligence of the courts for not implementing the decision of hanging the four convicts.Asha Devi said to ANI: “The whole world is watching how the convicts’ lawyer is misleading the court and delaying the execution by playing with the laws. I am shocked by the negligence of the courts and how they are not implementing their own decisions.”
I want to ask Why the Supreme Court (SC) is taking a lot of time. We believe in the justice & we are demanding that it should stand firm on its earlier decisions. SC must reject mercy pleas as it results in delaying in execution and it is sending a wrong message in the society”, she further added.Asha Devi also requested the President and the centre to confirm the capital punishment. The execution should be given on 3rd March.
A Public interest litigation (PIL) was filed on Saturday in Delhi High Court seeking directions to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Delhi court on Saturday had asked Tihar jail authorities to file a report on an application moved by Akshay Kumar Singh, a convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, seeking a stay on the execution of the death warrant.Additional sessions judge Dharmender Rana listed the matter for further hearing on Monday.
President Ram Nath Kovind had, on February 5, rejected the mercy petition of convict Akshay. So far, mercy petitions of Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh have also been rejected.This comes as the four convicts — Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta, and Mukesh Singh — are scheduled to be hanged at 6 am on March 3.