The mercy petition of Mukesh, convicted in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, has been rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind. According to information received from the sources, the President has recommended upholding the death sentence of the convicted Mukesh. The Ministry of Home Affairs sent this petition to the President.
Earlier, the mercy petition of Mukesh convict Nirbhaya was sent by the Home Ministry to the President. Sources say that the Home Ministry has recommended the President to stay the death sentence by dismissing this petition. It said that the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent a recommendation to the President late at night.
Ministry of Home Affairs sources: MHA had sent the mercy petition of 2012 Delhi gang-rape case convict Mukesh to Rashtrapati Bhavan, last night pic.twitter.com/Fevy7tcWY3
— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2020
Mukesh, a convict in the Nirbhaya case, was requested to waive his death sentence by applying the mercy petition to the President. Mukesh’s petition was sent to the Delhi government by the jail administration. The petition was sent to the Lieutenant Governor on Wednesday, recommending the Delhi government dismissed.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has recommended the Union Home Ministry to dismiss the mercy petition of Mukesh, one of the culprits in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. The mercy petition received by the Delhi government has been sent by the Lt. Governor to the Ministry of Home Affairs. A Home Ministry official said that the Lieutenant Governor had recommended the petition dismissed.