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Rajiv Gandhi killing case deferred till Nov 29

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Oct 28, 2011 at 11:08am IST

New Delhi: The hearing of the assassination case of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was on Friday adjourned till November 29.

The Madras High Court had on August 30 stayed the execution of the three accused – Murugan, Santhan and Perarivaian.

This trio had earlier sought a stay on their execution on the ground that the President had taken 11 years in deposing their mercy pleas.

Rajiv Gandhi killing case deferred till Nov 29

The Madras High Court had on August 30 stayed the execution of the three accused.

They had termed the delay as illegal and unconstitutional.

The High Court had asked the Centre and State to reply within eight weeks as to why there was such a long delay in clearing their petitions.

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