Nirbhaya rape case convict Mukesh Singh. (Photo Credit: File)
The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday the writ petition filed by one of the death row convicts, Mukesh Singh, in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case challenging President Ram Nath Kovind’s rejection of his mercy plea.
A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna would hear the plea at 12.30 PM on Tuesday. The mercy plea of 32-year-old Singh was dismissed by the President on January 17.
Earlier in the day, a Delhi court dismissed a plea filed by the father of one of the four death row convicts in the case, challenging the court's order by which it had rejected his complaint questioning the credibility of the sole witness in the case.
Judge AK Jain dismissed the complaint filed by Heera Lal Gupta, father of Pawan Kumar Gupta. The sole eyewitness, a friend of the 23-year-old victim, was accompanying her in the bus when the gruesome incident took place and he had also sustained injuries.
The court had on January 6 dismissed Heera Lal's complaint seeking an FIR against the sole witness in the matter for allegedly giving interviews to various news channels after charging money.