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SC refers Rajiv Gandhi killers' release case to Constitution Bench

Centre had filed a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government’s authority in ordering the release of all seven convicts.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Families of convicts disappointed

'I was eagerly awaiting the verdict today. I thought I will be able to meet you (press) with happiness. We have fought for 23 years', mother of G Perarivalan said.


SC junks Centre’s plea, stands by order to grant life to Rajiv Gandhi's killers

On Feb. 18, court had commuted death sentence of the accused to life imprisonment on ground of delay by Centre in deciding their mercy plea.

Centre moves SC to review mercy plea verdict

Centre submitted that January 21 judgement, by which 15 condemned prisoners were granted life and paved the way for similar relief for Rajiv Gandhi killers, is “patently illegal, suffers from errors apparent”.

SC verdict on death sentence commutation patently illegal: Centre

According to the SC verdict, undue delay by the govt in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence.

Arvind Kejriwal criticises Tamil Nadu Govt decision to release murder convicts

Decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was, however, stayed by the Supreme Court.


Supreme Court stops Tamil Nadu from freeing three Rajiv convicts

Jayalalithaa had told the state Assembly that the Centre had three days to respond to the decision, after which her government would exercise its power to free the convicts.

Centre files petition in SC for review of its verdict on Rajiv Gandhi killers

The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.

Parties slam Jayalalithaa over decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers

Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury termed decision "bizarre" and questioned motive behind.

Don't release Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts, prior consultation must: Centre to Tamil Nadu Govt

Supreme Court had Tuesday commuted death sentence of three convicts in case to life term.