New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed the convict’s petition challenging mercy plea rejection on Wednesday pertaining to the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case.
The plea was filed by convict Mukesh Kumar Singh.
Supreme Court’s three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna dismissed the plea of Mukesh.
The convict had alleged that he was tortured inside the prison. But the Bench said that such allegations cannot be a ground to review the President’s order.
“Quick consideration can’t mean no application of mind,” said the Apex court.
Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh are the four convicts facing execution on February 1.