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Explained: AIADMK, DMK manifestos promise release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

In their election manifestos released on Tuesday, both the AIADMK and DMK in Tamil Nadu have promised to secure the release of the seven convicted for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Convict seeks permission to address media

“I was denied justice for 28 years, and I continue to die everyday in prison," his letter read. It also said the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 shattered their lives forever.


Releasing Rajiv Gandhi's killers will have 'international ramifications', Centre tells SC

The government submitted the document to a bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph who adjourned the matter.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court rejects Perarivalan recall plea

Perarivalan, who was accused of supplying two 9-volt batteries which were used in the bomb that killed Gandhi, had based his petition on the basis of a statement by former CBI official V Thiagarajan, who investigated the case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Parole ends, convict back in Vellore jail

Arrested in June 1999, when he was 19, Perarivalan was not given bail or parole for 27 years, of which 11 years were spent in solitary confinement.

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?


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.

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.

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.

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 Gandhi assassin gets parole to attend father's last rites

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.