June 18, Sunday : President Pranab Mukherjee has recently dismissed two more mercy petitions, bringing to a total of 30 ahead of expiration of his term.
Mukherjee’s presidential term is ending on July 24.
Latest rejections were the cases of rape and murder including one was of rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in Indore by three men in 2012. While another one was of gangrape and murder of Pune techie by a cab driver and his friends.
Former President, Pratibha Patil also rejected a total of 3o mercy petitions during her tenure.
While APJ Abdul Kalam had disposed on only two cases in which one he rejected, while in another granted clemency and left around 14 petitions pending.