2012 Delhi gangrape case: Fresh death warrants issued for convicts; all 4 to be hanged on 20 March at 5.30 am

The advocate for the four death row convicts in the Delhi gangrape and murder case also told the court that there was no legal impediment for court in proceeding to fix the date of execution.

Press Trust of India March 05, 2020 16:35:41 IST
2012 Delhi gangrape case: Fresh death warrants issued for convicts; all 4 to be hanged on 20 March at 5.30 am
  • The death warrant was issued a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of convict Pawan Gupta.

  • With the President's rejection, the convicts had exhausted all options for relief from the death sentence.

  • Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana fixed March 20 as the new date of execution after it was told by the Delhi government that the convicts have exhausted all their legal remedies.

New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday issued fresh death warrants for execution of all the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case for 20 March at 5.30 am.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana fixed 20 March as the new date of execution after it was told by the Delhi government that the convicts have exhausted all their legal remedies. The advocate for the four death row convicts AP Singh also told the court that there was no legal impediment for court in proceeding to fix the date of execution.

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