New Delhi, Jan 29: The Supreme Court today rejected the petition filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the Nirbhaya case accused who challenged the President of India’s rejection of his mercy plea.
Rejecting the petition, a Supreme Court division bench comprising Justice R Banumathi, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice AS Bopanna said that there was no merit in the contention of the petitioner that the President of India did not consider his mercy petition properly and it was processed at lightning speed. “All documents were placed before the President and he had taken them into consideration,” the Supreme Court said
President Ram Nath Kovind had rejected the mercy petition of Mukesh on January 17.
Mukesh’s counsel Anjana Prakash blamed procedural lapses on part of the State for the rejection of the plea by the President. On the other hand, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta countered the argument stating that there were no procedural lapses .
The Patiala House Court has convicted the four accused including Mukesh Singh and ordered that they would be hanged on February 1 at 6 am.