Nirbhaya case: The mercy petition of Mukesh, convicted for the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, has been rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Union Home Ministry on Friday sent Mukesh's mercy petition to the President. Four convicts have been sentenced to death in the Nirbhaya case. Mukesh Singh, one of the four accused, filed a mercy petition a few days ago.
Nirbhaya case: President rejects plea of Mukesh's mercy petition
The Home Ministry had reiterated the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to reject Mukesh Singh's mercy petition to the President. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on Thursday sent Mukesh Singh's mercy petition to the Home Ministry. A day before this, the Delhi government recommended the rejection of the petition.
A Delhi court orders execution of death sentence awarded to the four convicts .. Mukesh Singh (32), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25). Was released. He is to be hanged in Tihar Jail at 7 am on 22 January. The Delhi government, however, told the High Court that the culprits would not be hanged on January 22 as Mukesh Singh filed a mercy petition.
ADG said - did not write letters to postpone hanging
Nirbhaya case: The news of the jail administration writing a letter to the Delhi government to postpone the execution has been rumored by ADG Rajkumar of Tihar Jail. He says that no such letter has been written by the jail administration. He said that the mercy petition is with the President and then the court has to decide.