Nirbhaya case: Delhi supreme court says delay in filing mercy plea by convicts shows conspiracy

Nirbhaya case: Delhi supreme court says delay in filing mercy plea by convicts shows conspiracy

The Delhi supreme court on Thursday said that pendency of a divorce plea of death house convict Akshay Kumar Singh's wife wasn't relevant to remain his execution along side three other convicts, scheduled for early Friday morning.

A bench comprising justices Manmohan and Sanjeev Narula said that the Supreme Court has already held that the pending divorce plea was not relevant.

The bench also said the apex court's judgement confirming death sentence has attained finality and therefore the court cannot sit and review over it.

"We cannot say warrant can't be implemented because Akshay's wife's divorce plea is pending," the bench said.

Three of the four death-row convicts, Akshay, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma moved the supreme court within the evening challenging the court order declining to remain their execution.

They, along side Mukesh Singh, are scheduled to be hanged at 5.30 am Friday.