3 Nirbhaya convicts move ICJ ahead of scheduled execution on March 20

Three of the four convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case have moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking stay on the execution of their death sentence.

The three convicts-Akshay Singh, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma have approached the ICJ.

A trial court, on March 5, had issued fresh warrants with March 20 as the date for the execution of the Nirbhaya convicts.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court rejected the plea of death row convict Mukesh Singh, seeking restoration of all his legal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him.

All four men were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old paramedic student in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.

She passed away at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore while undergoing the treatment.