Delhi gangrape-murder case: Supreme Court dismisses death row convict’s plea challenging rejection of mercy petition

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New Delhi | Published: February 14, 2020 2:39:36 PM

All material including the convict's medical report placed before President who applied his mind in rejection of mercy plea, the apex court said.

Delhi gangrape murder case, delhi gangrape case 2012, delhi rape case 2012, delhi rape and murder case, delhi gangrape 2012, ram nath kovind, president kovindThe top court rejected the contention of the convict that he is mentally ill and said his medical report suggests he is stable.

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case convict’s plea challenging rejection of his mercy petition by the President alleging that it was done in a “mala fide” manner. A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna said no ground of judicial review of rejection of mercy petition is made out by one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 case.

All material including the convict’s medical report placed before President who applied his mind in rejection of mercy plea, the apex court said. The top court rejected the contention of the convict that he is mentally ill and said his medical report suggests he is stable. The trial court had on January 31 stayed “till further orders” execution of the four convicts in the case who are lodged in Tihar Jail.

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