"No Remedy Left": Top Court Rejects Nirbhaya Convict's Fresh Request

"No Remedy Left": Top Court Rejects Nirbhaya Convict's Fresh Request

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"No Remedy Left": Top Court Rejects Nirbhaya Convict's Fresh Request

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the request by one of convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape to file a new curative petition against his death sentence, refusing to once again put on hold their execution due this week.

"Circumstances say there is no remedy left. You (Mukesh Singh) have availed mercy plea. It was rejected. Warrants issued. Curative petition has been dismissed. What's the remedy left?" the Supreme Court said.

Mukesh Singh had sought the cancellation of all orders passed by courts and the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind since the day his curative petition was dismissed by the top court on the grounds that their lawyer Vrinda Grover had misled him.

The petion, filed through advocate M L Sharma, sought a CBI probe into a "criminal conspiracy" and "fraud" by the central government, the Delhi government and advocate Vrinda Grover, who is the amicus curiae in the case.

The four convicts, who were served death penalty for the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi - dubbed Nirbhaya - more than seven years ago, are expected to be hanged on Friday, at 5:30 am.

The death warrant, the fourth one, was issued a day after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition of Pawan Gupta, the last of the four death row convicts. With the President's rejection, the convicts had exhausted all options for relief from the death sentence.