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Time to introspect about death-row convicts using delaying tactics: Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Friday was a day of satisfaction with Nirbhaya getting justice, but also time to introspect whether death-row convicts could be allowed to "manipulate" system to delay execution.

The four men -- Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) -- convicted for the 2012 gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who later came to be known as 'Nirbhaya', were hanged at 5.30 am inside Delhi's Tihar Jail.

"It's a day of satisfaction that a daughter, who underwent so much pain, has got justice," Prasad told reporters in Parliament premises. "It's time for judiciary, government and civil society to introspect whether death-row convicts can be allowed to manipulate system and cause delay.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 12:34 IST