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Nirbhaya convicts shifted to jail no.3 where hanging is set to take place: Tihar officials

The four death row convicts. File

The four death row convicts. File  

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The four death row convicts – Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta – are scheduled to be hanged on January 22.

All the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case were shifted on Thursday to Tihar prison complex’s jail number three where their hanging is set to take place, a jail official said.

The four death row convicts – Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta – were scheduled to be hanged on January 22. However, the Delhi government told the High Court on Wednesday that their execution had to be postponed in view of the pendency of a mercy petition by one of the convicts.

“We have shifted all the four convicts to jail number three of Tihar, where the execution is set to take place,” a senior jail official said.

Till now, Vinay Sharma was lodged in jail number four, while Akshay, Mukesh and Pawan were lodged in jail number two of Tihar.

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