The three convicts are lodged in a Vellore prison. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
According to sources involved in the process, the unusually long delay could be an indication that the government feels the MDMA has completed its term.
The MDMA whose term lapsed on May 31, was tasked with probing the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
KP was on most-wanted list of Interpol and CBI after Rajiv Gandhi assassination, was arrested from a hotel in Kuala Lumpur in May 2009.
Nalini petitioned the SC challenging the law mandating Centre’s approval for her release and that of six other convicts.
DMK chief questioned the propriety of making such a comment, given that Tamil Nadu goes to polls on April 24.
Hinduism has survived against all odds and has 800 million-plus followers in India
Nothing more can hurt national security. Terrorism… must attract a deterrent punishment,” Jaitley said.
The Tamil Nadu government and the convicts can approach the Governor before the next date of hearing.
It claimed the power of commutation remained with the “appropriate government,” which was the central government in this case.
I am really sorry for Rahul Gandhi… I can clearly understand how it feels,” Harithra said.
The assassination of Rajiv Gandhi was an attack on the soul of India, Singh said.
The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.
Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury termed decision “bizarre” and questioned motive behind.
Supreme Court had Tuesday commuted death sentence of three convicts in case to life term.