New Delhi: In a last-ditch attempt to delay the execution of the four convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, scheduled on March 3, convict Vinay Sharma’s lawyer AP Singh has moved the Election Commission complaining against the procedure in which the Delhi government rejected Vinay’s mercy plea. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Convict Vinay Sharma Hits Head on Wall in Prison Cell
Singh used the same argument in court as well, as he had complained that proper procedures were not followed as model code of conduct was in force. The OSD obtained Manish Sisodia’s signature through WhatsApp, he had alleged. In his appeal to the EC, he has reiterated that when the mercy plea was rejected and forwarded, the model code of conduct was there. The court hadn’t accepted these arguments whatsoever. Also Read - Hope Convicts Will be Executed on March 3, Says Nirbhaya’s Mother as Court Issues Death Warrant
“I want that the pride of the EC, President, Supreme Court and Home Ministry shouldn’t be destroyed in this way,” the lawyer said. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: All Four Convicts to be Executed on March 3, Announces Delhi Court
Meanwhile, Vinay Sharma has reportedly hit head on the wall of his cell early this week. He was trying to hurt his hand as well, but the in-charge stopped him. He was taken to a hospital and was released after first-aid.
Delhi’s Patiala trial court on Monday issued a fresh date for the execution of the four convicts facing the gallows in connection with the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case. The hanging of all four Nirbhaya convicts will now take place on March 3 at 6 AM in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
This is the third time an execution date is being set in the Nirbhaya case after being deferred twice already – on January 22 and February 1 – due to the convicts seeking their legal remedies.