The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday the Centre's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict dismissing its plea against stay on the execution of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.
Additional Solicitor General K M Natraj, appearing for the Centre, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench comprising justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari.
Natraj told the court that jail authorities are unable to execute the convicts in the case despite the fact that their review petitions have been dismissed and curative petitions and mercy pleas of three of them rejected.
This is with respect to the stay on the death sentence of the convicts by the High Court of Delhi in the 'Nirbhaya case'.The case which shook the entire country when a young lady was gang-raped in a moving bus by the cold-blooded men who are the convicts at present sentenced to death.
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