New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has disposed of a petition seeking directions to the National Human Rights Commission to inquire about convicts’ health. It has asked the petitioner to approach NHRC directly, without any HC order. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Convicts Won’t be Executed Today, Father Stays Hopeful, Mother Says ‘System Supports Criminals’
On Monday, the March 3 hanging of the four convicts — Mukesh, Akshay, Vinay, Pawan — was postponed on Monday as Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition was pending before the President. Also Read - 'Repeated Postponing Shows Failure of System,' Says Nirbhaya's Mother as Convicts' Execution Stayed Yet Again
The court early on Monday had rejected Pawan Gupta’s curative petition. Soon, his advocate filed a mercy plea to the President. Since he is the last of the four convicts whose all legal courses have not been exhausted, another petition was moved to the Delhi High Court against the alleged inhuman behaviour with the inmates. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Execution of Four Convicts Delayed Till Further Orders, Says Delhi Court
Once the mercy plea with the President gets rejected, another date for the execution will be issued. If there are no legal hurdles, the convicts would be executed. It’s unlikely that an order from the Human Rights Commission would again delay the execution unless another court case is filed based on that.