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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Ex-Sri Lankan President refuses to comment

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Former Sri Lankan on Monday refused to comment on the recommendation made by the Nadu cabinet to release all the seven convicts in the former assassination case.

On his arrival to India, said, "It is up to the Indian to decide. I do not want to comment on that, it is a legal matter."

On Sunday, Nadu cabinet recommended the release of all seven life convicts in the case to under Article 161 of the Constitution.

All the seven convicts - Nalini, Perarivalan, Murugan, Santhan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran have been in jail for the last 27 years. Murugan, Santhan, Jayakumar, are Sri Lankan nationals.

In May 1991, was assassinated by a suspected Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber, during an election rally in Sriperumbudur. LTTE was a Tamil militant organisation, based in northeastern

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 21:10 IST