New Delhi: The Supreme Court on January 28 will hear a writ petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

The Supreme Court will begin the hearing at 12:30 pm on the plea filed by Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Kumar Singh, who has challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by President of India. The three-judge bench will hear the plea.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court on January 27 asked the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convict Mukesh Kumar Singh's counsel to approach the registry of the court for an urgent listing of his plea against rejection of mercy petition by the President.
 
On Saturday, Mukesh had approached the Supreme Court challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President of India and sought commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Earlier, the Supreme Court's five-judge bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana, dismissed the curative petitions of Mukesh and another death row convict Vinay Kumar Sharma.

After the dismissal of the curative petition by the Supreme Court, Mukesh had filed a mercy petition before the President of India, who rejected the plea.

On Saturday, Mukesh had approached the Supreme Court challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President of India and sought commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Earlier, the Supreme Court's five-judge bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana, dismissed the curative petitions of Mukesh and another death row convict Vinay Kumar Sharma.

After the dismissal of the curative petition by the Supreme Court, Mukesh had filed a mercy petition before the President of India, who rejected the plea.

A 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16 and 17, 2012 in a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons before she was thrown out on the road. She died on December 29, 2012, at a hospital in Singapore.

One of the six people arrested in this case was tried as a juvenile and sent to a correction home for three years before he was released. The sixth, Ram Singh, allegedly committed suicide at Tihar Jail.