Javadekar blames the Delhi government for the delay in the execution of those convicted in the Nirbhaya case
NEW DELHI: Minister of the Union Prakash Javadekar On Tuesday, the head of the Delhi government, Arvind Kejriwal, was responsible for the delay in the execution of the death sentence granted to the four convicted in the 2012 rape case.
The appeal of the convicted was rejected by the Supreme Court in 2017, but it took the jail authorities more than a year to complete the process to inform the convicted. The delay is due to the state government, Javadekar said.
The minister's comment came after the request of the deputy of the AAP, Sanjay Singh, on the intervention of President Ram Nath Kovind and the Supreme Court for the rapid execution of the death sentence granted to those convicted.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court reserved its order on Sunday in a statement submitted by the central government and the authorities of the Tihar prison that challenged the order of the Patiala House district court that suspended the execution of the four convicted in the case Nirbhaya
Attorney General Tushar Mehta, who appeared on behalf of the Center, alleged that the convicts were deliberately delaying the execution, adding that any delay in the death sentence will have a dehumanizing effect on the convicts.
A Delhi court has stayed until the execution of the four convicts is ordered: Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma, which was scheduled for February 1.
The case concerns the rape in group and the brutal murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, by six people, including a minor, in Delhi. The woman had died in a hospital in Singapore a few days later.