Uttar Pradesh: Amroha Court delays issue of Shabnam's death warrant

Lucknow: The District and Sessions Court in Amroha on Tuesday delayed issuing death warrant against Shabnam facing hanging till mercy petition against her is disposed off.

The Rampur Jail authorities had sent a report to the Court that Shabnam’s counsels have filed a mercy petition to the Governor Anandiben Patel. A copy of the mercy petition was placed before the court.

While the Supreme Court had rejected Shabnam’s review petition, the one filed by Salim is still pending. Counsels for Shabnam pleaded before the court to delay issuing death warrant till pendency of petitions.

After hearing arguments, the court did not issue the death warrant and reserved the order. The Rampur Jail authorities had sought a death warrant for Shabnam after her mercy petition was rejected by the President. The court had fixed Tuesday (February 23) as the date for issuing the same.

But after getting to know that Shabnam filed another mercy petition to the Governor, the court did not issue a death warrant.

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