Hanging likely soon for Nirbhaya convicts

All four convicts in the Nirbhaya case have been shifted to Tihar, triggering speculation that they would be hanged soon. Sources say that one of the accused Pawan Kumar Gupta, who was lodged in Mandoli jail, was shifted to jail number 2 of Tihar. The other three convicts in the case - Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma and Akshay - are already in Tihar.

It is to be noted that the convicts are expected to be hanged after the rejection of Vinay's mercy plea by President Ram Nath Kovind. As per rules, the convicts on death row are to be hanged 14 days after the rejection of mercy plea by President.