Nirbhaya case: Delhi court rejects convict’s plea seeking documents from Tihar jail

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Highlights

  • Delhi court said that no further discussions will be held on the plea of the lawyers of the convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya case.
  • The lawyer states that Vinay Kumar, one of the convicts of the case has been given poison in the jail.

Delhi Court stated that no further discussions were required on a plea by the attorneys of the convicts of the Nirbhaya case. The discussions were stopped as the authorities were unable to find required documents to file mercy and curative petition.

Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain told the lawyer of the convicts can take photos of the important documents, notebook and paintings or sketches from the Tihar jail authorities.

The court noted that the jail authorities had already complied with the request made by the convicts by supplying the documents whatever was lying with them.

The authorities had also brought several documents, around 10 paintings and sketches made by Vinay Kumar Sharma and his 19-page notebook named ‘Darinda’ and other documents to the courtroom.  They told the judge that if directed, those can be supplied to the convicts.

“In view thereof, no further directions for the supply of any documents required. However, the jail authorities were told to submit the copy of paintings and notebook titled ‘Darinda’ to the counsel for convicts on Saturday in the court itself against acknowledgement. “Application disposed of accordingly,” the judge said.

Lawyer AP Singh has now said that he will move the high court in an appeal for a 160-page diary belonging the Vinay, titled ‘Darinda’. The hanging of all four convicts in the case is to take place on February 1 at 6 am, according to the court order.

Allegations of poisoning the convict

Meanwhile, AP Singh told the court that, Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case, was being given poison. Not only this, been hospitalised, but he alleged that medical reports were not being provided.

The prosecution, however, told the court that the convicts were using delaying tactics and said Tihar jail authorities have already supplied all relevant documents sought by convicts’ lawyer.

The advocate appearing for two of the four death row convicts in the 2012 gang rape and murder case had on Friday moved court alleging that the Tihar jail authorities were delaying in handing over required documents.

Delhi Court on Nirbhaya case

Delhi court on Saturday said, no further directions were required on a plea by the lawyer of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, alleging the prison authorities were not handing over certain documents required to file mercy and curative petitions and disposed of the petition.

Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain said the convicts’ lawyer can take pictures of the relevant documents, notebook and paintings or sketches from the Tihar jail authorities.

The court noted that the jail authorities had already complied with the request made by the convicts by supplying the documents whatever was lying with them.

The authorities had also brought several documents, around 10 paintings and sketches made by Vinay Kumar Sharma. And also his 19-page notebook titled ‘Darinda’ and other documents to the courtroom. And told the judge that if directed, those can be supplied to the convicts.

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“In view thereof, no further directions for the supply of any documents required. However, the jail authorities are directed to hand over a copy of paintings and notebook. It is titled as ‘Darinda’. Given to the counsel for convicts on Saturday in the court itself against acknowledgement.”Application disposed of accordingly,” the judge said.

Lawyer AP Singh has now said that he will move the high court in an appeal for a 160-page diary belonging the Vinay, titled ‘Darinda’. The hanging of all four convicts in the case is to take place on February 1 at 6 am, according to the court order.

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The prosecution, however, told the court that the convicts were using delaying tactics and said Tihar jail authorities have already supplied all relevant documents sought by convicts’ lawyer.

The convicts’ lawyer on Saturday said the 160-page diary titled ‘Darinda’ written by Vijay has not been received yet.

He said he had sought the diary on January 22. But it has yet not been given and added that it is still in jail number 4. Further, he said the diary will be essential for filing of the mercy petition.

A 23-year-old paramedical student, referred as Nirbhaya was gang-raped ad brutally assaulted on the night of 16 December 2012, in a moving bus. This incident had occurred in south Delhi. She was brutally raped and then thrown out of the bus.

He said he had sought the diary on January 22, but it has yet not been given and added that it is still in jail number 4. He said the diary will be essential for filing of the mercy petition.

Advocate AP Singh had moved an application alleging that the jail authorities are yet to release the documents which are required to file curative petitions.

The Supreme Court recently dismissed the curative petition for other two convicts –Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Mukesh Singh (32). The hanging of all four is to take place on February 1 at 6 am as per the court order.

 

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