Mukesh, a convict in the Nirbhaya case, has demanded the cancellation of hanging from the Patiala House Court. Mukesh said in his petition that Delhi Police had brought him from Rajasthan on 17 December 2012, so he was not in Delhi on 16 December. Lawyer ML Sharma has filed a petition on behalf of the convicted Mukesh. ML Sharma claimed in court that a person told him that Mukesh was tortured in jail. Government lawyer Irfan said that this is an attempt to avoid hanging from the guilty side. Now only two / three days are left for the execution that is why a petition is being made in this manner.
Quoting the Evidence Act, Sharma said that the police have hidden facts while Mukesh was arrested from Karoli in Rajasthan. In this case, Delhi Police said that we had arrested Mukesh from Ravidas Camp, RK Puram, not from Rajasthan. Delhi Police did not put up documents to bring Mukesh. The incident is dated 16 December 2012 and how is it possible that Mukesh was arrested from Rajasthan on 17 December?
The Delhi Police has concealed and distorted the facts, the guilty should be acquitted. The lawyer said, even though all our legal ramifications are over, this fact is important. Mukesh’s statement was that he was arrested from Ravidas camp, but the soldier said that we had brought Mukesh from Karoli in Rajasthan Public Prosecutor Irfan said that if this matter was put before the Delhi High Court on behalf of the convict and if the Delhi High Court did not agree then no case of fraud would have been made.
Delhi government lawyer Rajiv Mohan also said that this is an attempt to postpone the execution date.Mukesh’s counsel ML Sharma said that Mukesh’s statement taken under Section 313 of CrPC was taken under duress and torture, in which he admitted that he was arrested from Ravidas Camp, RK Puram Delhi. During the trial, witness No. 58 Sub Inspector Arvind had given a statement that Mukesh was arrested from Karoli in Rajasthan.