Prez rejects mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict

President Ram Nath Kovind today rejected the mercy plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four men convicted in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, sources said.The rejection came soon after the Union Home Ministry forwarded the petition to the President today morning. Mukesh Singh had filed the mercy petition a few days ago.The Union Home Ministry today forwarded to Kovind the mercy petition, recommending its rejection, officials said.'The Home Ministry has forwarded the mercy petition of Mukesh Singh to the President. The Ministry has reiterated the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for its rejection,' the official said.