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President Kovind's rejection of Mukesh Singh's mercy petition in 4 days stands out as a record

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President Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy petition filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the four convicts in 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape-murder case in just four days. Officials who had handled mercy petitions in earlier roles indicate that the decision within four days was a record. The previous record of 42 days in the last 40 years was on a request for presidential pardon filed by a Rajasthan farmer Ram Chander in 1996.