The Tihar Jail issued notice to all four convicts in the Nirbhaya Gangrape and murder case on December 18, 2019 asking them to file mercy petitions within 7 days from the date of notice. Their rights will be considered to be forgone and legal proceedings to be initiated against them after the expiry of 7 days.
The notice states that, “it is informed that all legal remedies in your case in the matter of State v. Ram Singh & Anr. in FIR No. 413/2012, Under Section – 120B of the Indian Penal Code, 1860and Sections 365, 366, 376 (2) (g), 377, 307, 302and/or 395, 396read with Sections 397, 201, 412read with Section 120B of IPC, Police Station – Vasant Vihar, New Delhi as available in the Constitution of India have been exhausted except the provision of filing of “Mercy petition” against the Capital Sentence before the Hon’ble President of India.
Further, it is hereby informed that in case you have not yet filed the Mercy Petition and if you wish to file the Mercy Petition in your case against Capital Sentence before the Hon’ble President of India, you can file it within 7 days of the receipt of this Notice, through Prison Authorities, failing which it will be presumed that you are not willing to file Mercy Petition in your case and the jail administration will initiate further necessary legal proceedings as per law.”