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Nirbhaya Rape: President rejects Mercy Petition by Mukesh Kumar

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The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has rejected the mercy petition preferred by one the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case.

The President's decision to reject the mercy petition preferred by Mukesh a few days earlier was communicated today by the Deputy Secretary to the Union Government today.

… the Hon’ble President of India in exercise of the powers under Article 72 of the Constitution of India has REJECTED the Mercy Petition of the convict Mukesh Kumar S/o Shri Manga Lal presently confined at Tihar Central Jail, Delhi. The convict may be informed of the decision of the Hon’ble President of India.
Letter dated January 17, 2020
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