2012 Delhi Nirbhaya Case Counsel AP Singh on Thursday said in the Supreme Court that Vinay was tortured in jail due to that he has become mentally ill.
Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the culprits of the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, received a major setback from the Supreme Court on Friday. During the hearing, the Supreme Court rejected Vinay’s plea challenging the President to reject his mercy petition. Along with Vinay’s plea, the Supreme Court also said that he was medically fit.
The four convicts (Vinay Kumar Sharma, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Mukesh Singh, and Akshay Singh Thakur) have come close to the gallows after Vinay’s plea was also dismissed from the Supreme Court.
Let me tell you that different types of maneuvers are being adopted to avoid the death penalty. In this series, Vinay filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the President’s dismissal of the mercy petition.
In the hearing on the same petition, on Thursday, the lawyer for the convict AP Singh said in the Supreme Court that Vinay was tortured in jail, due to which he has become mentally ill. The President did not consider the aspect of his mentally ill while rejecting the mercy petition.
On the other hand, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the government, opposed the pleas of Vinay’s lawyer and told the court that Vinay is physically and mentally fit and healthy. After hearing the arguments for nearly two hours, the court reserved the verdict on Vinay’s petition till Friday.
The lawyer of the convict provide many arguments
Lawyer AP Singh had questioned the process of dismissing the mercy petition, saying that the Lieutenant Governor had not signed the file for sending the mercy petition.
The lawyer requested the court to show the file but the court rejected the demand. But the government presented the original file in the court which the court saw. Seeing the file, the court found that it was signed by the concerned minister and the Deputy Governor of the Delhi government.
Let us tell you that on December 16, 2012, six people were gang-raped with Nirbhaya in the Vasant Vihar area of Delhi. Among them, Ram Singh committed suicide in Tihar Jail and a minor has completed his sentence. On the other hand, Vinay Kumar Sharma, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Mukesh Singh, and Akshay Singh Thakur have been sentenced to death by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court after the trial court.