'Rejection of Nirbhaya convict's mercy plea approved'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (PTI Photo)

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal gave his approval on Monday to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

The development comes a day after the Delhi government recommended to the LG rejection of the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student.

"Today, we have received the LG's approval to reject the mercy petition (of Vinay Sharma) and today we will send our recommendations to the President," the chief minister said in the Delhi Assembly.

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