New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed the curative petition of two of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case.
A five-judge Bench of Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan heard the petition filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh.
The two convicts had moved a curative petition in the top court after a Delhi court issued a death warrant in their name and announced January 22 as the date of their execution.
A Delhi court had on January 7 issued death warrants against all the four convicts — Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) – and ordered they be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in Tihar jail, over seven years after the brutal crime sparked outrage and anger across the country.
The execution will take place on in Jail No 3 and Pawan Jallad from Meerut will be sent to hang the four convicts.
Hangman Pawan of Meerut will hang all the culprits: Hangman Pawan of Uttar Pradesh will hang the four convicts on the noose. He will break his grandfather’s record by doing so. The four convicts will be hanged at 7 am on 22 January. Pawan’s family in Meerut has been working as executioner for four generations. In the 1950s and 60s, Laxman used to hang the culprits. Now his great-grandson Pawan is busy preparing for the first execution of his life. Pawan said, “I am going to hang four criminals together in the first execution of my life.”