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Nirbhaya case: SC to hear Centre’s plea against Delhi HC verdict on Feb 11

7/02/2020 at 6:31 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear the Centre’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict on February 11.

A bench headed by Justice R Bhanumathi told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that it would hear him on February 11 and it may consider whether notice was required to be issued to the convicts.

The Supreme Court had agreed to hear today the Centre’s appeal on separate hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict that the four convicts have to be hanged together and not separately.

As their fate has been decided by a common order, death warrants of all the convicts be executed together and not separately, the apex court had said.

All the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case are to be executed together and not separately, the Delhi High Court had said on Wednesday.

The high court had also set a seven-day dead line for the convicts to avail any remaining remedies.

Hours after the high court order was pronounced, the Centre and Delhi government moved the Supreme Court challenging it.

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