TN clarifies stance on release of Rajiv killers

TN clarifies stance on release of Rajiv killers

TN clarifies stance on release of  Rajiv killers

The Tamil Nadu Government on Friday said that it could not take any decision on early release of Rajiv Gandhi case convict Nalini Sriharan since the matter was pending with the Apex Court.

The state government’s statement in the Madras High Court came against the backdrop of Nalini’s fresh petition for premature release. The state Home Department, in its counter affidavit, also said that the Union government had not replied to its letter with regard to the early release of all the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case.

However, the case will be coming up for further hearing before the high court on June 27.

Soon after Supreme Court on December 2, 2015, ruled that the Tamil Nadu government could grant remission and release the convicts only in consultation with the Central government in cases investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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