President Ram Nath Kovind rejects mercy petition of Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh

President Ram Nath Kovind rejects mercy petition of Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. Sources have told India Today that the Rashtrapati Bhavan has communicated the decision of the President to the Union Home Ministry.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had earlier in the day forwarded the mercy petition of convict Mukesh Singh to the President, recommending its rejection, officials had said.

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case. Sources have told India Today that the Rashtrapati Bhavan has communicated the decision of the President to the Union Home Ministry.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had earlier in the day forwarded the mercy petition of convict Mukesh Singh to the President, recommending its rejection, officials had said.