The four convicts of the Nirbhaya incident will be hanged on February 1 at 6 am. After the mercy petition of one of the four accused Mukesh was rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind, a new death warrant has been issued in which the new date of hanging has been fixed on February 1 at 6 am. Significantly, in view of the assembly elections to be held in Delhi, the hanging of the accused in the Nirbhaya incident is becoming a political issue. On Thursday, Prakash Javadekar had alleged that due to the Aam Aadmi Party government of Delhi, the hanging of Nirbhaya convicts is delayed. On Thursday evening, Nirbhaya’s mother also said on a TV channel that the hanging of her daughter’s killers is becoming a political issue and those people who were once performing for her with candles in their hands are stopping their hanging. Nirbhaya’s mother also said that those killers who murdered her daughter are being given thousands of options to escape, but with whom this incident happened, she has no right.
Rejecting these allegations, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there is no delay in hanging on behalf of the Delhi government. He said that the Delhi government had completed the papers required for hanging within an hour. He said that the Delhi government has not delayed this matter. He also said that the Delhi government has no special role in this matter.
Actually, politics is also being done on the Nirbhaya case, in addition to the assembly elections to be held in Delhi. Prakash Javadekar accused the Delhi government of saving Nirbhaya’s convicts, saying that the Delhi government has said in the High Court that as per the court order, the accused have been decided to be hanged on January 22, but that is not possible because the culprits have given all their legal Options are not used. Prakash Javadekar said that why the Delhi government did not give notice to the accused to file mercy petition in the last 2.5 years? In response to this, Manish Sisodia said that Tihar Jail where all the convicts are imprisoned come under the Central Government. In such a situation, they should explain why the accused were not given the option to file mercy petition in 2.5 years.
According to the law, the accused cannot be hanged until he has used all his legal options. The convict can be hanged only after the mercy petition is rejected by the President. One of the four accused, Mukesh Singh, has been dismissed by President Ramnath Kovind, but the remaining three have not yet filed mercy petition.