Earlier, the top court asked the Central government to take a decision on mercy pleas filed on behalf of Balwant Singh Rajoana before January 26.
Beant Singh murder: SC grants 'last chance' to Centre to decide on commuting Rajoana's death penalty
The Centre sought three weeks to decide on the plea saying the government is examining the issue and needs time under the present circumstance.
Beant Singh assassination case: SC asks Centre to decide by Jan 26 Rajoana's plea to commute death penalty
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that the decision be taken before the Republic Day which is a "good date".
Rajoana, a former Punjab Police constable, was convicted for his involvement in an explosion outside the Punjab civil secretariat that killed Beant Singh and 16 others in 1995.