Nirbhaya case: SC to hear plea of death row convict against dismissal of mercy plea

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear plea of death row convict against dismissal of mercy plea

If somebody is going to be hanged then nothing could be more urgent than this, the CJI said.

New Delhi, January 27

The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the plea of death row convict Mukesh Kumar in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case challenging the dismissal of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna would hear the plea at 12.30 pm tomorrow.

Earlier, Chief Justice SA Bobde asked Mukesh’s counsel to mention the plea before its mentioning officer on Monday itself.

If somebody is going to be hanged then nothing could be more urgent than this, the CJI said.

The mercy plea of 32-year-old Singh was dismissed by the President on January 17. — PTI

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