Nirbhaya case: Convicts move court, say Tihar authorities delaying handing over certain documents
Advocate A.P. Singh moved an application alleging that the Tihat jail authorities are yet to release the documents which are required to file curative petitions for Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Singh.
On Friday, an advocate appearing for two of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case moved a Delhi court alleging that the Tihar jail authorities are delaying in handing over certain documents. The plea is likely to be taken up for hearing on Saturday.
Advocate A.P. Singh moved an application alleging that the jail authorities are yet to release the documents which are required to file curative petitions for Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Singh (25).
The apex court recently dismissed the curative petition for other two convicts --Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Mukesh Singh (32).
The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gangraped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012, in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people before she was thrown out on the road.
She died on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last week said that the Delhi government never delayed any work related to the 2012 case rather all the work which was under the ambit of the state government was completed within hours.
He made the comments after the BJP alleged that the negligence of state government was the reason behind the delay of the hanging of the Nirbhaya convicts. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had asserted that Aam Aadmi Party was responsible for the delay in justice.
Earlier this month, Nirbhaya’s father had said the convicts will not be able to escape the gallows, despite all the legal tactics they may employ.
Nirbhaya's father had said: "We have not lost hope. There is no law for the victim's family but there are legal remedies available to the convicts, which is why the problems are arising.”
"Justice is not far and their hanging is not far. They should prepare themselves for the hanging. They might delay it, but it will happen," Nirbhaya's father added.