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<p>The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday told the state assembly that the government has decided to release all the convicts in the case. The move by the state government comes a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of the three of the convicts, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan to life term on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea by the Centre.</p>

Row erupts after TN guv declines to take a call on convict’s plea

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:11 AM IST
The Supreme Court was told by the Centre on Thursday that Purohit, on January 25, said that the decision would have to be taken by the President.
Perarivalan’s (R) hopes were revived when the CBI in one of its affidavits told the top court last November that his release had nothing to do with the agency-led Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MMDA) probing the larger conspiracy into the case.(HT Archives)
Perarivalan’s (R) hopes were revived when the CBI in one of its affidavits told the top court last November that his release had nothing to do with the agency-led Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MMDA) probing the larger conspiracy into the case.(HT Archives)

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Guv may decide on convict’s pardon plea today

By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 05:10 AM IST
  • On January 21, solicitor general Tushar Mehta informed the apex court that the governor would take a decision in three or four days on Perarivalan’s plea but the court in its short order stated that it shall be considered in four weeks.
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)
Perarivalan was among seven persons convicted by a Special TADA court for being part of the conspiracy to assassinate former PM Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991.(File photo)

Will decide in 4 weeks on mercy plea of Rajiv case convict: Tamil Nadu Guv to SC

PTI | By Abraham Thomas
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:38 AM IST
During pendency of the mercy plea, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet in September 2018 recommended release of all seven convicts including Perarivalan for their involvement in the 1991 assassination.
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was released from prison on 30-day parole amid tight security for her daughter's wedding, in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district in 2019.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was released from prison on 30-day parole amid tight security for her daughter's wedding, in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district in 2019.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

TN Congress chief opposes release of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu’s Congress chief K S Alagiri said it is up to the court to decide whether to release the seven prisoners convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandh.
Seven people were convicted by a special TADA court for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 during an election rally at Sriperumbudur and sentenced to death,but later it was commuted to life imprisonment.(HT Archives)
Seven people were convicted by a special TADA court for their role in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 during an election rally at Sriperumbudur and sentenced to death,but later it was commuted to life imprisonment.(HT Archives)

TN govt recommends release of all 7 life convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The government made the submission on a plea by a life convict Nalini Sriharan, seeking to declare her detention as illegal since the Governor had failed to order her release based on the September 9, 2018 recommendation of the state cabinet.
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File)
A file photo of Madras high court.(PTI File)

Rajiv Gandhi case convict Robert Payas granted one month parole by Madras HC

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 02:02 PM IST
After hearing the arguments of Tamil Nadu Home Department, Prisons Department and Payas’s counsel, the court granted a 30-day temporary leave for the convict to make arrangements for the marriage of his son.
Nalini, who is in prison for 28 years, and her husband Sriharan Murugan, also a life convict in the case, are both Sri Lankan nationals.(HT PHOTO.)
Nalini, who is in prison for 28 years, and her husband Sriharan Murugan, also a life convict in the case, are both Sri Lankan nationals.(HT PHOTO.)

Nalini, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict, seeks extension of parole

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 07:40 PM IST
Acting on a petition by Nalini, the Madras High Court had granted her ‘ordinary leave’ of 30 days and she walked out of the Vellore Special Prison for Women on July 25, on completing the necessary formalities.
Rajiv Gandhi was India’s Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989.(HT archive)
Rajiv Gandhi was India’s Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989.(HT archive)

Tamil Nadu government recommends releasing 7 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Rajiv Gandhi, 46, was killed on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu, at an election rally.
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