The centre was allowed two weeks' time after Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati told the Supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam that the Jan 6 recommendation of Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to accept the mercy petition has reached the president's office without the mercy petition.
Vahanvati told the court that the mercy petition along with the recommendation of the lt. governor will be processed by the home ministry and will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee.
The court directed its next hearing March 10.