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Latest news from Nirbhaya case: 3 death row inmates move International Court of Justice in search of execution, says lawyer | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: As the day of the execution of the four death row inmates in the group rape and murder of Nirbhaya draws near, three of them have moved to the International Court of Justice in The Hague in search of a Suspension of his “illegal execution”, alleging that the investigation leading to his conviction was “imperfect” and have been treated as “guinea pigs”.
The petition, filed through convicted attorney AP Singh, also said that the four, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Singh and Mukesh Singh, have not yet exhausted all their legal remedies.
It is very important to state that “legal remedies / cases are already pending before different courts / constitutional bodies in India on behalf of these death row inmates, but very unfortunately and surprisingly in India, the Tihar Central Prison has planned and is going hang them on March 20, “the petition said.
The statement alleged that in the Nirbhaya case, those convicted at different points during the investigation had asked to undergo tests such as polygraph, lie detector and brain mapping, but all of those statements were rejected without any justification.
He urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to initiate an “urgent investigation” into the possibility of false testimony by the only eyewitness, the victim’s friend, in the case.
The petition alleged that the convicts had been treated as “guinea pigs” and had been falsely implicated in the case and urged the ICJ to order an urgent investigation into the matter.
“Whether the convicted are guilty or whether there has been public and media pressure to falsely implicate the convicted or treat them as guinea pigs to save others and accept the hypothesis that the prosecution has booked them at the behest of some political executives or to save a situation that disturbs the society that it perceives as a collective catastrophe in the paradigm of social stability and to maintain its faith in research to keep alive the precept of the rule of law, “said the petition.
“In essence, the claim is that the entire exercise, namely the investigation and the trial, has been carried out for the sole purpose of the survival of the tax agency in India, which is a major judicial error in India,” said the request.
On March 5, a court of first instance issued new arrest warrants dated March 20 at 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of the convicted: Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26 ) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31)
A 23-year-old physical therapy intern, who became known as ‘Nirbhaya’ (intrepid), was gang-raped and savagely assaulted on a moving bus in South Delhi on December 16, 2012. She died after a fortnight. .
Six people, including the four convicted and a minor, were named as defendants. Ram Singh, the sixth defendant, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar prison days after the trial in the case began.
The minor was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.

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