new Delhi: The mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, the third convict in the Nirbhaya case, has been rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind. So far the President has rejected the mercy petition of 3 convicts. The mercy petition of Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay has been rejected while mercy petition has not been filed on behalf of Pawan. Curative petition is to be filed towards Pawan. On February 1, Akshay Thakur filed a mercy petition with the President.
At the same time, the four convicts facing death penalty in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will be hanged together and not separately. This matter has been made clear by the court on Wednesday. Now the Central Government and Delhi Government have challenged this decision of the High Court in the Supreme Court.
In fact, the Delhi High Court has rejected the demand of the Central Government to hang the culprits of Nirbhaya Case soon and separately. The High Court told the convicts that if a convict has to file an application, then do it within a week. The Delhi High Court refused to quash the lower court's order. All four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case have been given a week's time on Wednesday to use legal remedies.
Judge Suresh Kait, reading the rules of the jail manual, said that according to the rules 834 and 836 of the jail manual, if the plea of the convicts of more than one sentence in the same case is pending, then the hanging is postponed, there is no clarity on some things .
Let us tell you that on Wednesday, the Delhi High Court ruled on a petition challenging the ban on the execution of the sentence of four accused in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The Delhi High Court on Sunday reserved its order on a petition challenging the order of the lower court.
The culprits were to be hanged at 6 am on February 1. Mukesh filed an application in the Delhi High Court arguing that the other convicts have not yet adopted legal remedies and cannot be hanged separately.
All the legal tricks of Mukesh and Vinay are over. However, Akshay's mercy petition is still pending before the President. Pawan has not yet filed a mercy petition, which is his final constitutional remedy.
Continuing the attack against the four convicts sentenced to death, Mehta said that a co-accused can stop the court order with just 'calculative inaction'. He said that the trial court mistook the general appeal filed by the convict as a 'mercy' petition.