SC Rejects Nirbhaya Convict Mukesh’s Plea Against Dismissal Of Mercy Petition

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New Delhi: A three-judge Bench headed by Justice R Banumathi on Wednesday dismissed the petition challenging the rejection of mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh.

“A quick decision by the President did not mean there was non-application of mind,” the top court said.

The Bench held that the suffering experienced by death row convicts could not be a ground for commutation of death penalty.

President Ram Nath Kovind had rejected Mukesh’s mercy petition on January 17. The four death row convicts are scheduled to be hanged on February 1.

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