Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

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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.

SC stayed the release of four convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi 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 dismissed Centre's petition for review of its verdict on commuting the death sentence of three convicts Rajiv Gandhi case.

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.


Centre: TN govt’s decision to release convicts in derogation of victims’ rights

Invokes the principle of ’parent of the nation’ for intervening.

SC stayed the release of four convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Supreme Court stays release of 4 Rajiv killers

The court added that it will consider the issue of maintainability of the Centre’s petition first.


SC stays release of all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

The Supreme Court ordered status quo on all the seven and issued notices to the Tamil Nadu government


Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear Centre’s plea on restraining TN govt from releasing convicts

The Supreme Court will hear the Centre’s plea on Thursday restraining Tamil Nadu government from freeing convicts.

MHA to TN: Remission cannot be done in ‘wholesale manner’

The letter also mentioned the Supreme Court judgement in the Sangeet versus state of Haryana case in 2012.

Centre to file plea against TN govt move to remit sentences

To argue it is the ‘appropriate govt’ as stipulated under CrPC