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Nirbhaya Case: Delhi Court to Hold Special Hearing Today

New Delhi (Reporters Today): The Delhi High Court will hold a special hearing today, as it issued a notice to Tihar jail authorities and the Nirbhaya convicts and sought their response on a plea moved by the Centre challenging the stay on their execution.

On February 1, the court had heard the petition filed by the central government and Tihar Jail authorities challenging the trial court`s order which had stayed the execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

“The four convicts by filing their respective review petition or curative petition or mercy petitions, one after the other and that too at such a belated stage, that is after the issuance of the death warrants, are in fact being permitted to play with the majesty of law leading to unnecessarily prolonging the execution and thereby taking the judicial process for a ride,” the plea said.

It said that the convicts have deliberately chosen to file their review, curative and mercy petitions beyond the statutory period available to them with the sole objective to delay the execution of the death warrant.

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