It is known that the four convicts in this case, Mukesh Kumar, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay, have set the date of hanging on February 1. The Center, while requesting the dismissal of Mukesh Kumar’s plea, had told the bench that misbehavior with such heinous offenders in jail cannot be the basis of mercy.
The Supreme Court in the Delhi gangrape case has dismissed the plea filed by the convict Mukesh Kumar against the President’s dismissal of the mercy petition. After the Supreme Court’s decision, the way of hanging the culprits in the gangrape has been cleared. Dismissing the plea of convict Mukesh, he said that the death sentence would not stop on the grounds of alleged exploitation in jail.
Mukesh Kumar alleged that there were procedural lapses in the President’s rejection of his mercy petition. Earlier, a three-member bench of Justice R Bhanumathi, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice AS Bopanna questioned senior advocate Anjana Prakash appearing on behalf of Mukesh Kumar as to how he can claim that while considering mercy petition before the President Not all facts were kept.
The Center, while requesting the dismissal of Mukesh Kumar’s plea, had told the bench that misbehavior with such heinous offenders in jail cannot be the basis of mercy. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has denied the allegation that convict Mukesh Kumar is being kept in solitude in jail. He said that the Home Ministry had sent all the records to the President along with the mercy petition of this convict.
It is known that in this case, the four convicts Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay have been set for hanging on February 1. According to media reports, Pawan hangman will reach Tihar Jail on 30 January. At the same time, the Tihar jail administration has also done a dummy practice of hanging the culprits.