New Delhi: A day after a fresh death warrant was issued against the four convicts of the Nirbhaya gangrape case, Mukesh moved the Supreme Court, though he has exhausted all his legal remedies. The new plea comes at a time when it was thought that nothing could go wrong this time and the four convicts — Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay and Pawan — will be hanged on March 20. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Convicts to Hang on March 20 as Patiala House Court Issues Fresh Death Warrant
What are his complaints this time? Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: Delhi Govt Seeks Fresh Date of Execution of Convicts, Matter to be Heard Today
His counsellor ML Sharma has complained that Mukesh’s court-appointed amicus curiae Vrinda Grover had forced him to sign curative and mercy petitions. Mukesh was told that he had to file a curative petition within seven days after the death warrant was issued on January 7 — the first time. His advocate said that once can file a curative petition within three years after his review plea is dismissed. Mukesh’s review plea was dismissed in 2018. Also Read - Nirbhaya Case: After Mercy Plea Rejection, Tihar Jail Authorities Seek Fresh Date of Execution For Convicts
Mukesh Singh has moved to the Apex Court seeking his rights to file curative plea and mercy petitions till 2021 — three years from 2018. According to reports, ML Sharma has also sought a CBI probe against Vrinda Grover.