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Centre should release convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: CPI

The CPI urged Centre to consider the release of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on humanitarian grounds as they have already spent 25 years in jail.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2016 10:33 IST
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The CPI urged Centre to consider the release of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The CPI urged Centre to consider the release of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.(HT File Photo)

The CPI urged the Centre on Wednesday to consider the release of convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on humanitarian grounds as they have already spent 25 years in jail.

“It is a demand that has been raised by several political parties and several social organisations because the convicts have spent 25 years in prison and the case must be reviewed on humanitarian grounds and they must be released,” CPI national secretary D Raja said.

Raja’s reaction comes in the wake of media reports that the Centre has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s plea to the Centre seeking release of convicts.

Seven people -- AG Perarivalan, V Sriharan, Jayakumar, T Suthendraraja, Robert Payas, Nalini and Ravichandran -- were convicted in the case.