Tihar authorities shift convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape case to jail number 3 where hanging is scheduled to take place on 22 Jan

All the four death-row convicts in the 2012 gang rape and murder case were shifted on Thursday to Tihar prison complex's jail number three where their hanging is set to take place, a jail official said.

Press Trust of India January 16, 2020 22:15:55 IST
Tihar authorities shift convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape case to jail number 3 where hanging is scheduled to take place on 22 Jan
  • The four death row convicts, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta, were scheduled to be hanged on 22 January

  • However, the Delhi government told the High Court on Wednesday their execution has to be postponed in view of the pendency of a mercy petition by one of them

  • Till now, Vinay Sharma was lodged in jail number four, while Akshay, Mukesh and Pawan were lodged in jail number two of Tihar

New Delhi: All the four death-row convicts in the 2012 gang rape and murder case were shifted on Thursday to Tihar prison complex's jail number three where their hanging is set to take place, a jail official said.

Tihar authorities shift convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape case to jail number 3 where hanging is scheduled to take place on 22 Jan

File photo of the Tihar Jail. AP

The four death row convicts — Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta — were scheduled to be hanged on 22 January. However, the Delhi government told the High Court on Wednesday their execution has to be postponed in view of the pendency of a mercy petition by one of them.

"We have shifted all the four convicts to jail number three of Tihar, where the execution is set to take place," a senior jail official said.

Till now, Vinay Sharma was lodged in jail number four, while Akshay, Mukesh and Pawan were lodged in jail number two of Tihar.

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