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Rajiv Gandhi assassination


Madras HC orders notice on plea to release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

August 14, 2021 7:55 am

Nalini and six others--Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran and Robert Payas--are serving life term in the assassination of the former Prime Minister, during a poll rally near here in May 1991.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: TN Governor can’t sit on recommendation to release convicts, says Madras HC

July 23, 2020 2:06 am

The bench also directed the prosecutor to get instructions from the state government regarding the parole request and directed the court registry to inform the counsel for the Governor’s office to get appropriate instruction as to the disposal of the recommendation.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict AG Perarivalan released on parole

November 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Perarivalan, alias Arivu, has been in prison since 1991 and serving life imprisonment at the Vellore Central Prison.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan granted month-long parole

November 07, 2019 9:46 pm

Perarivalan, alias Arivu, who is in prison since 1991 and serving life imprisonment at the Vellore Central Prison will be released after compliance with norms for leave.

Madras HC rejects Rajiv case convict Nalini's plea for extension of parole

September 12, 2019 10:20 pm

A bench comprising justices M M Sundresh and R M T Teekaa Raman orally observed it had already granted Nalini one month ordinary leave and later extended it by three weeks.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini comes out on ordinary parole, her first in 28 years

July 26, 2019 12:38 am

She was arrested in June 1991, hardly a month after assassination of the former Prime Minister, along with her husband Sriharan alias Murugan, a Sri Lankan national.

Nalini's plea seeking direction to Tamil Nadu Governor for early release dismissed

July 18, 2019 10:16 pm

A division bench comprising Justices R Subbaiah and C Saravanan held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a state from being questioned or answerable before any court with respect to discharge his official duties.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court dismisses Perarivalan's plea against his conviction

March 14, 2018 3:36 pm

The apex court said it does not need to interfere with its 1999 verdict upholding conviction of A G Perarivalan in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Notice to Centre as Nalini questions validity of Sec 435

February 20, 2018 6:54 am

Nalini's petition was in the wake of a Tamil Nadu government order, which introduced a scheme for premature release of life convicts under Article 161 (Power of governor to grant pardons, and to suspend, remit or commute sentences in certain cases) of the Constitution.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Tamil Nadu govt opposes Nalini’s six-month parole plea

November 17, 2017 2:18 am

Nalini was granted parole for 24 hours in March 2016 to visit her Chennai home following her father’s death.


Congress workers hold protest against Tamil Nadu CM

February 21, 2014 10:26 am

Hundreds of Congress workers held a demonstration in front of their party office.