Delhi High Court to hear Nirbhaya convict’s plea against his death warrant


Delhi High Court on Wednesday (January 15) will hear the petition of Mukesh Kumar, one of the convicts of the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case, who pleaded the court to set aside trial court`s order on his death warrant. The division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal will hear the plea.

The convict’s petition has informed High Court that his mercy petition is pending before Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and President of India, therefore, he should be given a minimum 14 days notice between the rejection of his mercy petition and scheduled date of execution.