Nirbhaya: Case transferred to another Judge

Nirbhaya: Case transferred to another Judge

Agency News

New Delhi, Nov 26: A Delhi Court on Monday transferred the plea filed on behalf of parents of Nirbhaya to another Judge for deciding whether to direct Tihar Jail authorities to expedite the execution of the convicts in 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case.

The 23-year-old paramedic student was brutally assaulted and gangraped on December 16, 2012. She succumbed to injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29. On December 12, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation, which sought a direction to the Centre to execute the death penalty awarded to four convicts - Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay and Akshay in this case.

Last year in December, parents of Nirbhaya approached the court to fast track the procedure to hang all the four convicts, as they have exhausted all their legal remedies. District Judge Yashwant Kumar, after hearing the application of the parents of the victim, transferred the same to Additional Sessions Judge Satish Arora, for next hearing on November 28. (UNI)