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TN parties seek release of seven in Rajiv Gandhi case

IANS  |  Chennai 

Led by Vaiko, the MDMK on Monday staged a protest here demanding that Governor release the seven persons serving life imprisonment in the assassination case.

Members of opposition parties like DMK, CPI, CPI-M and others extended support to the protest demanding their release in line with a resolution passed by the cabinet.

Addressing the gathering, said Purohit should release the seven convicts under Article 161 of the Constitution.

The seven are Perarivalan, Murugan, Nalini, Shanthan, Ravichandran, Jayakumar and

and others said the seven had been in jail for the past 27 years -- since a suicide bomber blew up former at an election rally near here on May 21, 1991.

Later, and many others were detained by the police.

Meanwhile, a was attacked allegedly by a worker who was involved in a dispute at a tea stall near the protest venue. But denied the attacker belonged to his party.

The asked the police to take stringent action against the attacker.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:52 IST