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.