New Delhi, September 10: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to Tihar Jail authorities over the delay in execution of convicts of Nirbhaya murder case. The Supreme Court on July 9, upheld death sentence for the convicts of the chilling rape case. The three-judge bench headed by Chief justice of India Dipak Misra pronounced the judgment on the petitions filed by three convicts. Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan were also part of the bench.
While delivering the verdict, the top court said that there were no grounds to reconsider the verdict of May 5, 2017. Three convicts Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23) had filed petitions against their death sentence. The 31-year-old fourth convict Akshay Kumar Singh has not filed any plea. The fifth accused Ram Singh committed suicide in the Tihar Jail, while a juvenile justice board convicted the juvenile accused. He later released from a reformation centre after serving three-year-term.
In Its earlier verdict on May 5, 2017, the apex court upheld Delhi High Court’s death sentence awarded to the four convicts for raping and then murdering the 23-year-old paramedical student on December 16, 2012. In November last year too, DCW issued a notice to the Tihar Jail Administration and Deputy Commissioner of Police, South District questioning the delay in the imposition of death penalty to the Nirbhaya case perpetrators.