Nirbhaya gang rape

During the hearing on Sunday, advocate AP Singh, who was appearing for convicts Pawan Gupta, Akshay Thakur, and Vinay Sharma, asked: "Why there was a hurry to execute the death sentence in this case only ... Justice hurried is justice buried."

The tweet was uploaded in response to the interview of Nirbhaya's mother where she criticised prominent persons for politicising the death of her daughter.

As per the Delhi Prison rule 840, the jail authorities are supposed to write to the Delhi government seeking a response whether the date of execution be postponed.

A curative petition is the last judicial resort available for the redressal of grievances. Curative petitions are decided in-chambers by the judges.

The duo had moved a curative petition in the top court after a Delhi court issued a death warrant in their name and announced January 22 as the date of their execution.

New Delhi: The fate of four death row convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case would be...