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Nirbhaya case convict now moves EC against Delhi govt

New Delhi: One of many 4 convicts on demise row within the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case on Thursday moved the Election Fee of India to problem the rejection of his mercy petition.

Vinay Sharma, by means of his advocate AP Singh, instructed the ballot physique that the Mannequin Code of Conduct was in place in Delhi when his plea for grant of mercy was rejected by Minister Manish Sisodia, which made him “ineligible” to quash it.

Vinay additional argued that digital signatures of Sisodia have been wanted on his plea, however a WhatsApp screenshot was despatched out as a substitute to reject the petition.

The mercy petition is forwarded by the Delhi authorities to the Lt Governor, and at last to the President of India who rejects or accepts it.

Earlier within the day, Vinay additionally moved an software in a Delhi court docket for “high-level treatment” for alleged psychological sickness, together with schizophrenia.

Final week, he tried to harm himself by hitting his head in opposition to a wall in Tihar Central Jail right here. The court docket sought a response from the jail authorities and posted the matter for February 22 for consideration.

Vinay has exhausted all his authorized treatments following affirmation of capital punishment to him together with three different convicts, who’re scheduled to be hanged on March 3.

A convict, Pawan, has not but availed of the treatment of both healing or mercy petition.

(IANS)

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