The Centre on February 2nd, 2020, told the Delhi High Court that the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case are ‘trying the patience of the nation’.
The court heard a plea by the Centre and Tihar Jail challenging the trial court’s order staying their execution in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case. The Court today reserved the order after hearing the plea.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Ministry of Home Affairs, argued that the four convicts have made deliberate attempts to cause a delay. He said that convict Pawan Gupta not filing a curative or mercy petition is deliberate and calculated inaction.
“Nirbhaya convicts are not entitled to any further time under the law. It is too much arrogance to say the Centre and the Delhi government did not do anything till now,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to Delhi High Court as quoted by India Today.
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