The Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by the killers of Nirbhaya to stay the execution of the convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. All the four convicts Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta are to be hanged on January 22nd at 7 a.m in Tihar Jail as per the order of the Delhi Court. Two of the convicts Vinay and Mukesh filed curative petitions before the Supreme Court. A five judge bench heard the in chamber proceedings and rejected them as they lacked merits.
A curative petition is the last and final legal remedy available to a convict. After the dismissal order of the Supreme Court, Mukesh Singh has filed a mercy plea before the President.