Death warrant for Nirbhaya convicts, to be hanged 22 Jan

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday (January 7) issued Black warrant, also called death warrant, for all four men sentenced to death in Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case. The court ordered that the four convicts will be hanged to death on January 22 at 7 AM. 

The court said the convicts can use their legal remedies within 14 days. The convicts' lawyer AP Singh said that we will file curative petition in Supreme Court.

A Black Warrant, which is also called death warrant, is a kind of notice issued by a court announcing the time and the place of the execution for a convict, who has been awarded death sentence. In simple words we can say that a black warrant is a warrant which is issued when a hanging has to take place.