Mumbai: Reacting to the recent comments made by Nirbhaya’s parents and BJP on the Delhi government, CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government did not delay any work related to the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, but rather the state government’s purview All subsequent work in completed.
Kejriwal said, “All the work under the Delhi government was completed by us within hours. We did not delay any work related to this matter. The Delhi government has no role in this. We want convicts to be hanged at the earliest.” In a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party, BJP on Thursday alleged that the state government’s negligence was behind the delay in hanging the culprits of the Nirbhaya incident. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had said that AAP is responsible for delay injustice.
To this, Kejriwal said: “He (Prakash Javadekar) is playing politics. Such cases should not happen politically. What role do we have in this? We do not have police, nor do we have law and order.” We only send files from here and there.”
Kejriwal’s statement comes after President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday rejected the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh, convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case. One of the culprits of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case, Mukesh’s mercy petition has been rejected by President Kovind, the MHA has received communication in this regard, the source.
Earlier, in 2012, Mukesh Singh, one of the four convicts of gang-rape and murder of a paramilitary student, had informed the Delhi High Court that his mercy petition is pending before the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the President of India and he received his mercy petition. The notice must be given for a minimum of 14 days between the date of rejection and the date of execution.
The Delhi High Court refused to set aside the trial court order in which the death warrant was issued. The court had asked the convict’s lawyer to approach the trial court and apprise him of the pending mercy petition.
Four convicts were sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the night of 16–17 December 2012.
The victim, later named Nirbhaya, died in a hospital in Singapore where she was airlifted for medical treatment.