New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities will move the Patiala House Court to fix the date of execution of all four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

"In view of the rejection of mercy petition of Vinay Kumar Sharma by the President, the Tihar Jail is approaching the Patiala House Court for fixing the date of execution in respect of all the four convicts," Director General (Prison) Sandeep Goel said.

On February 1, Akshay Thakur, one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya case, filed a mercy plea before President Ram Nath Kovind.

Thakur became the third convict in the case to file a mercy petition before the President. So far, President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petitions of convicts Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh in the matter.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court on January 31 stayed, till further orders, the execution of the four convicts in the case, which was earlier scheduled to take place on February 1.


A 23-year-old paramedical student was gang-raped and murdered in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012, by six people, including a juvenile in Delhi. The woman succumbed to injuries at a Singapore hospital a few days later.