Akshay Thakur, one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya case, filed mercy petition on Saturday before President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
Advocate AP Singh, who represents Akshay Thakur, said he has filed the mercy petition with the President House.
“I have filed mercy petition for Vinay before the president. I have submitted it by hand,” Singh told PTI.
The apex court has already rejected the curative petition of Vinay. Before Vinay, another death row convict Mukesh Kumar Singh had filed the mercy plea which was rejected by the president on January 17.
The apex court on Wednesday dismissed plea filed by Mukesh challenging the rejection of his mercy petition.