Mukesh Singh's review petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court in July 2018. (Photo Credit: File)
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition filed by one of the death row convicts, Mukesh Kumar, in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, seeking to refile curative and mercy petitions. The Supreme Court has ordered dismissed as withdrawn, the petition filed by Mukesh, seeking action against his former lawyer Vrinda Grover.
"The petition is not mainatainble," Justice Mishra said and dismissed the petition.
In a plea filed through Advocate ML Sharma, Mukesh Singh claimed last week that the limitation period to file a curative petition was three years from the date of dismissal of the review plea.
Mukesh Singh's review petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court in July 2018. Singh asked the court to "restore" the rights available to him, and allow him to file curative and mercy petitions till July 2021.
Mukesh Singh is one of four convicts on death row in the Nirbhaya rape case: the others are Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur.
(With PTI inputs)