2012 Gangrape Case: One of the convicts Vinay Sharma's plea against mercy petition dismissed
New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the petition against the dismissal of a mercy petition filed by one of the 2012 Delhi gangrape convicts Vinay Sharma.
According to media reports, Sharma had claimed in the Supreme Court that President Ram Nath Kovind did not consider the "mental stability" he had suffered owing to torture in the prison when he rejected the mercy petition.
The Centre had denied his claim.
On Wednesday, parents of Nirbhaya had filed a plea for issuance of fresh death warrants against the convicts who had brutally tortured and killed their 23-year-old daughter.
Counsel for the parents submitted that one week deadline given by the Delhi High Court to end the legal process before the execution ended Feb 12.
In this matter Additional Sessions Judge at Patiala House Court passed an order for execution against Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta, Mukesh Singh and Akshay Singh initially for January 22 and then February 1, but the capital punishment did not take place as one convict after another filed various petitions.
The Centre had moved the top court challenging the Delhi High Court order which said the convicts could not be executed separately.