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Two Nirbhaya Convicts File Plea Seeking Stay On March 3 Execution

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Two Nirbhaya Convicts File Plea Seeking Stay On March 3 Execution

Akshay Singh and Pawan Kumar Gupta have requested a stay on the execution.

New Delhi:

Convicts Akshay Singh and Pawan Kumar Gupta on Saturday filed a plea in a Delhi court seeking a stay on the execution of their death warrants, scheduled for March 3, in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued notice to Tihar Jail authorities on the plea of Akshay Singh, directing them to file their response by March 2.

In his plea moved through his lawyer, Akshay Singh claimed that he has filed a fresh mercy petition before the President of India, which is pending.

Advocate AP Singh, appearing for Akshay Singh, said that his earlier mercy petition was dismissed by the President as it did not have complete facts.

Gupta, in his plea, contended that his curative petition has been pending in the Supreme Court.

The four convicts — Singh, Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar — are scheduled to be hanged at 6 AM on March 3.

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