President of India Hon’ble Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy plea of Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh Singh on Friday. After the rejection of the curative petition, Mukesh had filed his mercy plea before the President.
The response from President comes after the Home Ministry sent the mercy plea to the President with a recommendation to reject it. A Delhi court has already given the order to hang the four convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya case on 22nd January.
However, the Delhi government said on Wednesday that the convicts in the 2012 gang rape case will not be executed on January 22 as a mercy petition has been filed with the President.
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Now, since the mercy plea is rejected by the President the response from the Delhi government is awaited in regards to the hanging of the four convicts on the scheduled date and time.