Nirbhaya: Convict approaches SC again

Death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya murder and gang rape case Mukesh Kumar Singh on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing on his plea against dismissal of his mercy petition by the President. The 32-year-old Singh's mercy plea was dismissed by President Ram Nath Kovind on 17 January.A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said, 'If somebody is going to be hanged then nothing can be more urgent than this' and asked Kumar's counsel to approach the mentioning officer as the hanging is scheduled on 1 February.The bench also comprised justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant.