Supreme Court order the Tamil Nadu governor to take a decision in the release of the seven convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination in 1991. And it is now confirmed that the seven convicted, who are serving life terms for their roles in the assassination of the former prime minister, should be released from jail. The Tamil Nadu’s AIADMK government sent his recommendations to the governor Banwarilal Purohit this Sunday.
Rajiv Gandhi, 46, was killed on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu, at an election rally. 27 years after, following a petition filed by AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts, Supreme court order the government to take a decision in the release of these seven convicts.
According to press reports, the release of the seven has been passed over this in the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday evening. This will allow governor Purohit to use his powers under article 161 of the constitution to release Murugan, Santhan, AG Perarivalan, Nalini, Rober Pious, Ravichandran, and Jayakumar.
The seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination to be released