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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case


Nalini moves Madras HC again, wants to be released without Governor's consent

October 02, 2021 9:21 am

On Friday, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu, before which the petition came up for hearing, ordered notice to the authorities concerned returnable by October 12.

No call on release of Rajiv case convicts, Tamil Nadu considers ‘long parole’

June 17, 2021 7:07 am

The new line of thinking comes almost a month after Chief Minister M K Stalin wrote to the President seeking implementation of the previous AIADMK government's recommendation in 2018 to immediately release the convicts.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Release call hanging for 3 yrs, Perarivalan again goes to SC, for bail

June 01, 2021 2:49 am

Perarivalan's petition to the Supreme Court says the stalemate "is completely political and the only place for the petitioner to anticipate for justice is Your Lordships’ benevolence".

TN Cong's veiled attack on DMK govt, flays 'political pressure' to get Rajiv case convicts released

May 21, 2021 5:55 pm

Over 100 Tamil prisoners were languishing in prisons in Tamil Nadu for over 25 years, Alagiri said, apparently wondering why the government wanted the release of only seven of them.

Stalin orders 30-day leave for Rajiv case convict Perarivalan

May 20, 2021 9:41 am

Stalin, considering a petition from Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan seeking leave on medical grounds for her son, relaxed relevant rules and "ordered grant of 30 day ordinary leave".

CBI officer who probed Rajiv Gandhi assassination dies

May 13, 2021 2:24 am

In his career spanning nearly four decades, between 1968 and 2006, the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe alone took almost a decade. He was awarded the Police Medal in 1988 and President Medal in 1994.

Explained: Rajiv Gandhi case convicts — then and now

February 18, 2021 2:37 pm

The Centre and the Tamil Nadu Governor’s office have left a decision on their release to each other. A look at the seven convicts, their role in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, what has changed for them, and what hasn’t.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Stalin meets Governor for release of convicts

November 25, 2020 1:23 am

A decision by the Tamil Nadu government to release the seven, who have served nearly 30 years of rigorous imprisonment, is pending for approval before the Governor since September 2018.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Only courts can decide on release of convicts, says Tamil Nadu Congress chief

November 07, 2020 2:42 pm

In a statement, Alagiri said that if the convicts were released, similar demands would prop up to release the remaining convicts who have spent more than 25 years in jail.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC asks if it can request Governor to decide on convict’s pardon plea

November 04, 2020 2:00 am

Adjourning the case to November 23, the bench asked the parties to reply how the court can give directions to the Governor.


Rajiv Gandhi assassin gets parole to attend father's last rites

February 24, 2016 6:33 am

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, left the Vellore jail on Wednesday to attend her father's last rites in Chennai. She was escorted by ten cops. Nalini was granted parole on Tuesday for 12 hours to attend her father's funeral, who died in Tirunelvelli. According to the parole condition, Nalini will have to report back in Vellore prison before 8 p.m. today. Nalini and three others, including her husband Murugan, were originally awarded the death sentence after they were convicted for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and have been behind the bars for the last 25 years.