Wednesday, September 30, 2020
News

SC dismisses Nirbhaya convict''s petition challenging mercy plea rejection

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | January 29, 2020 11:11:21 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convict -- Mukesh Kumar Singh -- challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Supreme Court''s three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna dismissed the plea of Mukesh.

Hearing the plea, the Bench said that the allegation by the convict that he was tortured inside the prison, can''t be a ground to review the President''s order.

"Quick consideration can''t mean no application of mind," the Apex Court said since the matter was listed for urgent hearing as the convict is facing executing on February 1.

Advocate Anjana Prakash, appearing on behalf of Mukesh, alleged that her client was physically and sexually assaulted in Tihar jail and was put under solitary confinement.

Four people -- Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh -- are facing execution on February 1 in the matter.

The 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus on December 16, 2012, by six people including a juvenile in Delhi. One of the accused, out of five adult accused, Ram Singh had committed suicide in the Tihar jail during the trial of the case. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Andhra Pradesh govt hatching conspiracy ...
221 more COVID-19 cases reported in Arun...
J&K Police file chargesheet against 4 La...
Deputy Collector held for torturing wife...
Congress calls party's Bihar unit, CLP l...
AIIMS say no trace of poison in Sushant'...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
IPL: DC's Shreyas Iyer fined for sl... 
Reduce food loss or risk drop in fo... 
Rajnath Singh welcomes verdict in B... 
Families of 12 detained Hong Konger... 
Pompeo to Travel to Japan, S. Korea... 
Yo Yo Honey Singh: There has been a... 
Special judge said Babri Masjid dem... 
Court's decision proves no conspira...