Nirbhaya case: Convicts discovering loopholes in legislation to delay hanging, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after courtroom postpones execution


Moments after a Delhi courtroom postponed the execution of dying warrants of all 4 convicts within the Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case until additional orders, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed his disappointment.

Taking to the micro-blogging website, Twitter, he asserted that the rapists of Nirbhaya had been discovering the loopholes of the legislation to delay the decision of hanging. The courtroom order was handed by Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana on the petition filed by the convicts looking for a keep on their execution on February 1.

CM Kejriwal additionally mentioned that the convicts ought to be hanged as quickly as doable, including that modification within the legal guidelines ought to be launched in order that the rape convicts could be hanged inside six months.

He tweeted, “Mujhe dukh hai ki Nirbhaya ke aparadhi kanoon ke dao pench dhund kar phaasi ko taal rahe hai. Unko phaasi turanth honi chahiye. Hume humare kanoon mein sanshodhan karne ki sakqt zarurat hai taaki rape ke mamlo mein phaasi 6 mahine ke andar ho. (I am sorry that the criminals of Nirbhaya are finding the loopholes of the law to delay hanging. They should be hanged immediately. We are in dire need to amend our law so that in cases of rape, the hanging is within 6 months).”

Reacting to the courtroom order, Nirbhaya’s mom Asha Devi mentioned that her household will proceed the authorized battle until her daughter’s rapists are executed. ”The lawyer of the convicts, AP Singh has challenged me saying that the convicts won’t ever be executed. I’ll proceed my combat. The authorities must execute the convicts,” a teary-eyed Asha Devi mentioned after a Delhi courtroom postponed the execution of dying warrants until additional order.

Devi informed reporters that the courtroom’s ruling has ”shattered her hopes” but she will continue her fight. “These convicts don’t have any proper to dwell. We preserve getting dissatisfied by the system. I’ll proceed my combat until the convicts are hanged,” she mentioned.

The courtroom additionally directed the Tihar Jail authorities to not execute the dying warrants issued in opposition to the convicts. The execution was scheduled for Saturday at 6 am.

Commenting on the courtroom order, Asha Devi mentioned due to the loopholes in legislation the “criminals’ lawyers had the audacity to challenge me in court that they will not be hanged”.

The warrants for the execution of the dying sentence in opposition to Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, Akshay Kumar and Mukesh Kumar Singh, had been issued on January 17.

A 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who got here to be often known as “Nirbhaya” was gangraped and savagely assaulted on the evening of December 16, 2012, in a transferring bus in South Delhi. She died of her accidents a fortnight later in a Singapore hospital.