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Reject Nirbhaya Convict’s Mercy Plea: Home Ministry Recommends President

Mukesh Singh was the cleaner of the bus, which was riding with a friend on the night of 16 December 2012. He had seen a film in Saket and was on his way home

Mumbai: Following recent developments in Nirbhaya case, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked president Ramnath Kovind to reject Delhi gang-rape convict Mukesh Singh’s plea for mercy.

According to the news agency Press Trust of India. The President’s recommendation to end any possibility of Mukesh Singh being hanged is reported to be sent last night to Amit Shah, people familiar with the development said.

The 32-year-old Mukesh Singh had filed a last-minute petition for President Kovind for the presidency, allowing him to be hanged. A Delhi judge had on January 22 ordered his death sentence along with three other accomplices, who were convicted for gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old semi-marital student.

Also Read; Nirbhaya Gangrape Convicts Won’t Be Hanged On Jan 22: Delhi Govt

A formal order from President Ram Nath Kovind, which is bound to go by the advice of the Cabinet – in this case, the Ministry of Home Affairs – is expected to be issued later in the day.

Mukesh Singh was the cleaner of the bus, which was riding with a friend on the night of 16 December 2012. He had seen a film in Saket and was on his way home.

She was gang-raped and tortured by six men in a bus, sparking public outrage across India and thousands of people were brought to the streets of the city to protest against the failure to ensure the safety of women. He died on 29 December at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

Also Read: Delhi Government Rejects Nirbhaya Convict’s Mukesh Singh’s Mercy Plea

Mukesh Singh filed a mercy petition this week when the Supreme Court rejected his curative petition. The petition, which came to the city government for its comments, was recommended to be dismissed by the state government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia told reporters that his government had recommended the petition be dismissed at ‘lightning speed’.

The recommendation was formally forwarded by Lt Governor Anil Baijal to the home ministry yesterday morning. Home Minister Amit Shah took less than a day to clear the file and send it to President Kovind for the final orders.

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