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SC rejects pleas opposing TN govt's move to release Rajiv Gandhi's convicts

In 2014, the then J Jayalalithaa-led government had decided to release seven convicts in the case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court
Supreme Court

The on Thursday dismissed pleas of families of those killed along with former Prime Minister in 1991, objecting to the Tamil Nadu government's 2014 decision to release seven convicts in the case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice said, "All aspects were covered in the earlier constitution bench verdict in the case and therefore nothing survives in the case".

In 2014, the then J Jayalalithaa-led government had decided to release seven convicts in the case.

Former Prime Minister was assassinated by a suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 11:36 IST
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