Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC issues notice to Centre on Nalini’s plea

Nalini petitioned the SC challenging the law mandating Centre’s approval for her release and that of six other convicts.

Rajiv assassination: Karunanidhi questions timing of CJI’s remark

DMK chief questioned the propriety of making such a comment, given that Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 24.

Letters to the Editor: Anger over ink

Hinduism has survived against all odds and has 800 million-plus followers in India

Jaitley criticises SC relief to convicts but steers clear of Jaya order

Nothing more can hurt national security. Terrorism… must attract a deterrent punishment,” Jaitley said.

Convicts can urge Governor for pardon

The Tamil Nadu government and the convicts can approach the Governor before the next date of hearing.

Centre files review plea against SC relief

It claimed the power of commutation remained with the “appropriate government,” which was the central government in this case.

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Rajiv assassination case convicts disappointed with SC stay on their release

SC stayed release of three convicts saying there have been procedural lapses on the part of the state.

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

Other than file for review, Centre can’t do much

Under the CrPC, the state cabinet can resolve to exercise the power of remission vested in it under Section 432.

Rajiv killing: The seven convicts

Besides the three who were on death row, four others are serving life sentences.

Quality of mercy

The power to remit sentences must not be exercised arbitrarily. Court must lay down guidelines

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