A day after one of the Nirbhaya gang rape, murder case convicts, Mukesh Kumar Singh, challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday dismissed his plea and said that quick consideration could not mean no application of mind
New Delhi: Supreme Court's three-judge bench on Wednesday (January 29) dismissed the plea filed by Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convict, Mukesh Kumar Singh, challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.
A three-judge bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna, dismissed the plea of Mukesh.
Hearing the plea, the bench said that the allegation by the convict that he was tortured inside the prison, can't be a ground to review the President's order.
"Quick consideration can't mean no application of mind," the apex court said since the matter was listed for urgent hearing as the convict is facing execution on February 1.
Advocate Anjana Prakash, appearing on behalf of Mukesh, alleged that her client was physically and sexually assaulted in Tihar jail and was put under solitary confinement.
Nirbhaya case convicts, Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh are facing execution on February 1 in the matter.
A 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus on December 16, 2012, by six people including a juvenile in Delhi.
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