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AIADMK govt in TN recommends release of all Rajiv Gandhi case convicts

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the state cabinet which met here under Chief Minister K Palaniswami's leadership, Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar told reporters

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Rajiv Gandhi , Sonia Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi , Sonia Gandhi

The Sunday decided to recommend to the state Banwarilal Purohit, the release of all seven life convicts in the assassination case.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the state cabinet which met here under Chief Minister K Palaniswami's leadership, Fisheries Minister D told reporters.

It decided to recommend to Banwarilal Purohit, the release of Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran, and Nalini, serving life imprisonment.

The moves comes days after the asked the to consider the mercy petition of Perarivalan seeking remission or pardon under Article 161 of the Constitution and disposed of the Centre's petition opposing government's earlier proposal for the release of the convicts.

Though the apex court had asked the Governor to consider the plea of Perarivalan, the government decided to recommend setting free all others also as they had also petitioned seeking premature release, he said.

The cabinet resolution will be sent to the Governor "immediately," he said.

Former was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur near here by an LTTE woman suicide bomber, Dhanu, at an election rally. Fourteen others, including herself, were also killed.

First Published: Sun, September 09 2018. 18:40 IST
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