The Delhi High Court has sought response of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on the Centre’s plea challenging the stay on their execution. The court will hear the petition in a special hearing on Sunday, February 2.

Justice Suresh Kait issued notice to the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh. The court has also issued notice to DG (Prisons) and Tihar Jail authorities, seeking their stand on the Central government’s plea. The lawyer of the DG (Prisons) told the court that its orders would be complied with.

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