New Delhi, March 4: The mercy petition of Pawan Gupta, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case, has been rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind. The prosecution will move an application in the Patiala High Court for fresh date of execution.
Earlier on Monday, Pawan’s curative petition from the Supreme Court was dismissed.
With this mercy plea rejection, the appeals, reconsideration petitions, curative petitions and mercy petitions of all the four convicts in the case have been exhausted, i.e., all the legal rights of the four convicts have been exercised.
The Patiala House trial court had on February 17 issued a death warrant against the four convicts Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay and Akshay Kumar to be hanged on March 3 but Pawan’s mercy petition was pending with the President. Now the trial court will issue a new death warrant for the convicts after 14 days.