(New Delhi) Four Rapists & Murderers Are ,At Last Hanged in Tihad
The four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on December 16, 2012 were hanged in the darkness of pre-dawn on Friday, ending a horrific chapter in India’s long history of sexual assault that had seared the nation’s soul.
Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) were executed at 5.30 am for the savage assault in an empty moving bus on the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who came to be known the world over as Nirbhaya, the fearless one.
Doctor has examined the bodies and declared all 4 dead,” Director General of Tihar Jail Sandeep Goel said.
Jail officials said the bodies were kept hanging for half an hour, a mandatory procedure after execution as per the prison manual.
This is the first time that four men have been hanged together in Tihar Jail, South Asia’s largest prison complex that houses more than 16,000 inmates. The executions were carried out after the men exhausted every possible legal avenue to escape the gallows. Their desperate attempts only postponed the inevitable by less than two months after the first date of execution was set for January 22.
In last-gasp attempts, one of the convicts knocked on the doors of the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court just hours before the hanging.
Gagoi Takes Oath ,,Minister Justifies ,Senior Disturb Their House
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday took oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid uproar by opposition members.
As Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.
(Srinagar,NewDelhi) Public Safety Act Against Senior Abdullah Revok
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday revoked the Public Safety Act against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah
In an order, state Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra said the PSA invoked on Abdullah on September 17 and further extended on December 13, has been revoked
China to Ease Travel Curbs in Epicentre of Coronavirus- Hubei
Hubei has been under lockdown since January with some 56 million people under quarantine, but the number of cases has declined in recent weeks.
According to the provincial government, a mobile app will be used to give residents a coloured health code, and people labelled “green” in medium and low-risk areas will be allowed to travel within the province.
There is no indication that people can leave the province, and the measures also did not appear to loosen restrictions in Hubei’s capital, Wuhan.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday made his first visit to the city since it emerged as the epicentre of the coronavirus crisis in January.
On Tuesday there were only 17 new cases reported in Hubei province, all in Wuhan.
Most of China’s 3,136 coronavirus deaths and 80,754 cases came from Hubei, with the majority in Wuhan.
(New Delhi)UK’s Top Judge Lord Reed Sat Beside CJI in Supreme Court
The President of the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court Lord Robert John Reed on Monday witnessed proceedings of the Supreme Court.
Justice Reed, who had come to India to take part in the International Judges’ conference 2020, sat besides Chief Justice of India S A Bobde in the Supreme Court.
Attorney General K K Venugopal welcomed the head of the judiciary of the United Kingdom in the courtroom.
(Nagpur) 3x CM Devendra Fadnavis Gets Bail on Personal Bond of ₹ 15K
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appeared before a Nagpur court on Thursday in connection with a complaint seeking criminal proceedings against him for alleged non-disclosure of criminal cases in his election affidavit in 2014.
The senior BJP leader was given the last chance by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate P S Ingle to appear before the court on Thursday.
Taking note of Fadnavis’ appearance before the court, the magistrate granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 15,000.
Fadnavis was granted exemption from appearance on four earlier occasions since November 2019.
The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on March 30.