Nirbhaya Case: President Kovind rejects rapist Vinay's Mercy Petition
President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy plea of Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the four Nirbhaya verdict.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy plea of Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the four Nirbhaya verdict. Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case verdicts are facing the gallows in the 2012 case, Home Ministry officials said on Saturday.
Sharma had filed the mercy petition before the president on Wednesday, his lawyer said to Media. The president has rejected Sharma's mercy pleaNirbhaya , the officials said.
The curative petition of one of the Nirbhaya case convict was also rejected by Supreme Court. Last evening, Delhi Court postponed the date of capital punishment until further announcement.
Curative petitions filed by Vinay and Mukesh in the case have already been dismissed by the apex court. A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan also rejected convict Akshay Kumar Singh’s plea seeking stay of his execution.