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Nirbhaya case: SC to hear Mukesh’s plea against rejection of mercy plea today | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a petition filed by Nirbhaya gang-rape case condemned prisoner Mukesh challenging the President’s decision to reject his mercy plea and fixing February 1 as the date for his hanging.
When the petition was mentioned on Monday morning for urgent hearing by his counsel Vrinda Grover, a bench headed by CJI S A Bobde said any petition filed by a death row prisoner would be given top priority for hearing.
The petition is scheduled for hearing at 12.30 pm on Tuesday before a bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna. The petitioner alleged that his mercy plea was decided post-haste without proper application of mind. The SC had recently rejected the last of the curative petitions, filed by Pawan Kumar, on January 20.





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