Nirbhaya Case: Hearing of convict Mukesh's mercy petition underway in HC

Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of Nirbhaya gang-Rape and murder case filed the mercy plea before the President on Tuesday, Tihar Prison authorities said soon after his curative petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

Anab Mehdi

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Published on 15 Jan 2020 6:28 AM GMT

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Lucknow: Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts of Nirbhaya gang-Rape and murder case filed the mercy plea before the President on Tuesday, Tihar Prison authorities said soon after his curative petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

The hearing of the mercy petition filed by Mukesh is underway in Delhi High Court.

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Mukesh Singh filed the mercy plea with President Ram Nath Kovind on a day his curative petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court.

One of the four Nirbhaya gang rape convicts, who are scheduled to be hanged on January 22, moved the Delhi High Court on Tuesday for setting aside the death warrant issued by a trial court.

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The plea of convict Mukesh Singh was listed for hearing on Wednesday before a bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

The petition, filed through advocate Vrinda Grover, seeked setting aside of the January 7 order issuing warrant of his execution.

The plea also stated that on Tuesday he moved mercy petitions before the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the President of India.

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