Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

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Rajiv Gandhi assassin seeks mercy killing: Will the law allow it?

Lamenting the long years served in jail, Pious added that without the hope of release, the jail sentence has become an endless, hapless journey. But does Pious’ emotional appeal hold a legal validity in a country where mercy killing is still illegal?

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Beyond life and death

This is the second time that the state Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has played this move, in what seems to be a larger game of political chess.

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Rajiv Gandhi assassin Nalini moves Madras HC for 3 days leave to attend father’s rites 

The 16th day obsequies of her father was scheduled to be held on March 9 in Kottur in Chennai and sought three days leave from Tuesday to enable her participate in it.

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I wouldn’t have fought for my son if he was a criminal, says Perarivalan’s mother

In February last year, the Supreme Court had commuted to life the death sentences of Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan.

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Rajiv killers: Supreme Court says won’t modify order on remission

The Bench requires to decide whether states can exercise their power of remission when cases have been probed by central agencies like the CBI.

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Rajiv Assassination case: Murder convict to move HC for probe report

A G Perarivalan’s counsel K Tholkappian said Perarivalan hopes that the MDMA probe will clear him as it is investigating areas left out by the CBI SIT.

Nalini’s plea seeking early release dismissed

Nalini has been in jail for the last 23 years and is undergoing life imprisonment after her death sentence was commuted.

Supreme Court restrains state govts, UTs from releasing life convicts

R M Lodha also sought their responses over the scope of powers of the central and state governments to remit the jail terms of convicts.

SC restrains states on giving remission to life convicts

Issue came up after Centre had challenged TN government’s decision to remit sentences of convicts in Rajiv assassination case.

Can state govt pardon Rajiv killers? SC constitution bench to hear

The Centre said that Tamil Nadu government’s decision was in derogation of rights of the victims, who lost their kin in the blast that killed 18 people.

MHA to appeal against clemency to death row convicts

To plead in SC Article 72 does not set a timeframe for the President to decide mercy pleas.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Families of convicts disappointed

‘I was eagerly awaiting the verdict today. I thought I will be able to meet you (press) with happiness. We have fought for 23 years’, mother of G Perarivalan said.

SC refers Rajiv Gandhi killers’ release case to Constitution Bench

Centre had filed a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government’s authority in ordering the release of all seven convicts.

SC junks Centre’s plea, stands by order to grant life to Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

On Feb. 18, court had commuted death sentence of the accused to life imprisonment on ground of delay by Centre in deciding their mercy plea.

SC adjourns Centre’s plea restraining TN govt from releasing Rajiv killers till March 26

SC deferred the plea as the Centre sought time to bring more facts on record.