The Centre was allowed two weeks' time after Attorney General GE Vahanvati told the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam that the January 6th recommendation of Delhi Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant Governor will be processed by the Home Ministry and will be sent to President Pranab Mukherjee.

The next hearing will take place on March 10.