[Breaking] Nirbhaya: Supreme Court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's challenge to the rejection of his mercy petition
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[Breaking] Nirbhaya: Supreme Court dismisses convict Vinay Sharma's challenge to the rejection of his mercy petition

Aditi Singh

The Supreme Court today dismissed the petition filed by Vinay Sharma, a death row convict in the Nirbhaya rape case, challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. (Vinay Sharma vs UOI)

The order was pronounced by the three-Judge Bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna after it was reserved for orders yesterday. Finding no merit in any of the grounds cited by Vinay to challenge the rejection of his mercy plea, the Bench held,

We do not find any ground for exercise of judicial review of the order of the President of India rejecting the petitioner’s mercy petition and this writ petition is liable to be dismissed. The writ petition is dismissed accordingly.
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