Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma seeks withdrawal of mercy petition, claims he never signed it
According to the letter sent to the President and the MHA on Friday, Sharma's lawyer AP Singh sought the cancellation of the plea and requested a fresh start.
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The mother of Nirbhaya appealed to the authorities not to punish the policemen involved in the encounter.
'There was a lot of pressure at that time, but the thought of killing them never came. We followed the law', Neeraj Kumar said.
The Delhi government approached the President two days after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the mercy plea.
Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi said the cops "did a great job" by shooting down the four rape accused.
Recalling the progress on the Nirbhaya case, he pointed out that the accused were not yet punished.
The ministry has sanctioned a sum Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund for setting up and strengthening of the women help desks in police stations, the statement said.
He also denied a Women and Child Development Ministry statement that said Delhi managed to spend only Rs 19 crore out of 390 crore in Nirbhaya fund.
Additional Directorate General Anju Gupta said that Rs 67.75 crore from the Nirbhaya Fund is being spent to check crimes against women in the city.
The file will be examined by the home ministry and then it will be forwarded to President Ram Nath Kovind for consideration.
Legal system is proper, but needs effective functioning of prosecuting agencies for a speedy trial to punish real culprits, say senior lawyers.
In an apparent reaction to the recent rape and murder of a Hyderabad woman on her way home from work, he suggested that such cases will come down if those arrested are shot dead in the street.
The Commission has also issued notices to the DGPs of all states and UTs calling for their response within six weeks about the SOPs and the best practices adopted by them on the above matter.
The development comes a day after the Delhi government recommended rejection of the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows.