Tihar jail

In view of coronavirus infection, till June 20, 4129 inmates were released from different jails in the national capital.

The Delhi High Court has recently refused to grant interim bail to Michel on the ground of his age and health condition in CBI and ED both cases.

The case pertains to the brutal gang-rape and killing of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, by six people including a juvenile in the national capital. The woman had died at a Singapore hospital later.

The Tihar Jail authorities had filed a petition on Wednesday for issuing a fresh death warrant to the four convicts - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Mukesh Singh and Pawan.

While during normal meetings, inmates meet their families through window, in the last meeting, they are allowed to meet their families face-to-face.

During the hearing, convicts' lawyer AP Singh told the court that Vinay is on a hunger strike and his mental status is also not well. Singh also sought the court's direction to jail authorities for his health check-up and proper medical report.

Delhi High Court had on Saturday issued a notice to Tihar jail authorities and the Nirbhaya convicts and sought their response on a plea moved by the Centre challenging the stay on their execution.

A Delhi court had last week issued a fresh death warrant against the four death-row convicts in a Nirbhaya rape case who will now be executed on February 1 at 6 am.

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.