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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Centre against release of convicts

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The on Friday took into the record the affidavit filed by the Centre which stated that the had rejected the proposal to release seven convicts jailed in in connection with the assassination case of former

The apex court later adjourned the matter after hearing.

The affidavit from the came after the apex court asked the Centre to explain its take on Tamil Nadu's 2016 decision to acquit all seven convicts of the assassination case.

In May 1991, was assassinated by a suspected (LTTE) suicide bomber, during an election rally in Sriperumpudur.

Besides Nalini, Perarivalan, Murugan, Santhan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and were convicted in the case. All seven convicts are serving life terms and had been in jail for last 27 years.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 15:50 IST