Want convicts in Nirbhaya case to be hanged at earliest: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Dec 13, 2019, 03.31 PM(IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

File photo: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Photograph:( PTI )

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Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Friday adjourned hearing in the Nirbhaya rape case till next week. The matter will be heard at 2pm on Wednesday.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that he wants convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case to be hanged at the earliest and that all the formalities that remain in the case should be completed immediately, news agency ANI reported.

"I want the convicts (in Nirbhaya case) to be hanged at the earliest, all formalities which are remaining should be completed immediately," Kejriwal said as reported by news agency ANI. 

Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Friday adjourned hearing in the Nirbhaya rape case till next week. 

Nirbhaya's parents seek immediate execution of all death-row convicts at the earliest. The matter will be heard at 2 pm on Wednesday.

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Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora adjourned the hearing on the petition seeking issuance of death warrant and execution till December 18, ANI reported. 

"My view is that we need to wait for the Supreme Court where the date is pending on December 17 where one review will be heard," the judge said.

Nirbhaya's parents, earlier today, alleged that the convicts are doing "delay tactics".

The apex court will hear the review petition of one of the convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh, in the rape-and-murder case on December 17.

All six accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. One of the accused was a minor and appeared before a juvenile justice court, another accused committed suicide in Tihar jail. The rest of the convicts are facing death row.

The top court had confirmed capital punishment for the accused in 2017. One of the convicts, Vinay, moved a mercy petition last month but has now sought to withdraw it. 

(With inputs from ANI)