New Delhi: Soon after the Patiala House Court and the Supreme Court dismissed all petitions filed by the death-row convicts in the 2012 gang-rape and murder case, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi on Thursday said that her daughter’s soul will now rest in peace after seven years of long wait. Also Read - Nirbhaya Gangrape Case: SC Junks All Pleas, Execution to be Held on Friday
She also said that she herself will get peace after the convicts will get hanged on Mrach 20 at 5:30 AM. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: SC Dismisses Pawan's Plea That He Was Minor in 2012
“After seven years, my daughter’s soul will rest in peace,” Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi said, adding, “Finally the convicts will be hanged. Now I will get peace.” Also Read - Nirbhaya case: SC to Hear Pawan Gupta's Curative Plea Claiming he Was a Minor at the Time of Offence
The development comes after the Patiala House Court in the national capital dismissed plea of convicts seeking a stay of their execution.
Meanwhile, reacting to the court’s ruling, AP Singh, lawyer for the convicts, told the court to send the convicts to Indo-Pak border or to Doklam, but not to hang them. He also said that the convicts are ready to serve the country if they are released free.
“Send them to Indo-Pak border, send them to Doklam, but don’t hang them. They are ready to serve the country. I can file an affidavit in this regard,” AP Singh said.
While hearing the matter, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana dismissed the plea of Akshay Kumar, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma seeking stay on the death penalty.
The court was informed by the public prosecutor that second mercy pleas of Akshay and Pawan, were rejected on the ground that the first such plea was entertained and considered on merit.
The public prosecutor told the court that advocate AP Singh was giving false information stating second mercy plea of Pawan was pending and said that all the convicts have exhausted their legal remedies.
Singh also said that convict Akshay’s wife has filed for a divorce in a city court in Bihar which was pending, to which the special public prosecutor said any other petition does not fall under the purview of legal remedy in the present case.
Prior to this, the trial court had on March 5 issued fresh death warrants for Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31). As per the court order, they will be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 AM.
Meanwhile, Tihar Jail on Thursday prepared the ground to hang the four men convicted in the Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case after several dummy runs.
Notably, this is the first time that four men will be hanged together in Tihar Jail, South Asia’s largest prison complex that houses more than 16,000 inmates.