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MHA urges SC to plug loopholes that delay convicts' hanging

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The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court for fixing a deadline of seven days for execution of death penalty of condemned prisoners after issuance of black warrant. The plea of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) assumes significance in view of the the death row convicts in the sensational Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012 filing review, curative and mercy petitions, which has delayed their hanging.

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