Hours after the high court verdict, the Centre and the Delhi government filed an appeal challenging it in the apex court.
The high court said all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case
have to be executed together
, not separately, and blamed the authorities concerned for not taking steps for issuance of death warrant after rejection of appeals of the convicts by the Supreme Court in 2017.
The trial court had on January 31 stayed “till further orders” execution of the four convicts in the case – Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31), who are lodged in Tihar Jail.