Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

  • Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on Nalini's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea by S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha sought...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC sends notice to Centre on convict Nalini's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sent a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini had challenged Section 435(1) of Criminal Procedure Code that mandated the Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained the...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: S Nalini moves SC July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: S Nalini, who has been undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has approached the Supreme Court seeking to declare as "null and void" a provision in law mandating Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven life term convicts in the case. In her...
  • No relief for Rajiv Gandhi's killers yet, SC refers case to Constitution bench April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to the Constitution bench. The Constitution bench will now decide as to which will be the appropriate government to decide on remission to the assassins. The apex court said that the issue of such nature has been raised...
  • SC verdict on Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins today April 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday deliver its verdict on the Centre's petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Government's decision to release all seven convicts serving life terms in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Centre had filed a petition challenging the state government's authority in ordering the release...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences after...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The family members of the victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have moved the Supreme Court against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the case. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 6. The Centre has already obtained a stay...
  • SC asks Tamil Nadu not to free 4 other Rajiv killers serving life term February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four other convicts serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court observed that the Tamil Nadu government could be 'rushing' the matter. The case will now be heard on 6 March. After the...
  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins February 24, 2014

    Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. ...
  • Differentiate Tamil cause from support for Rajiv Gandhi killers February 24, 2014

    The first political reaction that played out on TV screens, after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on Wednesday, was from MDMK General Secretary Vaiko. The former Member of Parliament and well known Tamil Nadu politician has been closely involved in the...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court stayed the release of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Centre has sought a stay on the release of four others. Nalini, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran are serving life sentences in the case. They, along with their three associates Perarivalan, Murugan...
  • Kejriwal criticises TN government decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Criticising Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said such a decision would send a wrong message. "We feel this should not happen. If we start letting off people like this, this would send...
  • There should be no compromise with terrorism: Tharoor on Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Union Minister Shashi Tharoor speaks on the Prime Minister coming out strongly against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers calling it an attack on the soul of India. ...
  • Basis of judgement to commute Rajiv killers' death wrong: Chidambaram February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has questioned the legal basis for the Supreme Court commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Chidambaram said, "The basis of that judgment is not correct, the legal basis of the judgement said that delay alone is sufficient...
  • Victims' families shocked as Jaya decides to release Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Chennai: Even 22 years after the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the death of 19 people in that attack, the families of the victims are still fighting for justice. People have expressed shock at the Jayalalithaa government's decision to release the seven assassins. Rajiv Gandhi was killed...
  • Don't release convicts, prior consultation must: Centre to TN February 20, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government not to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying there must be prior consultation before such a decision is taken. In a communication to the Tamil Nadu government, the Home Ministry has conveyed that the seven accused were prosecuted...
  • Centre moves SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government has filed an application in the Supreme court against Tamil Nadu government's decision to release the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The apex court is likely to hear the matter at 12:30 pm on Thursday. Sources say the Centre may also seek a review...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers' daughter thanks Jayalalithaa for her decision February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The daughter of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers Nalini and Murugan, has expressed happiness with the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free her parents. Thanking Jayalalithaa, Nalini and Murugan's daughter Harithra said, "Jayalalithaa Amma gave me the best present in the world. It means the world to me....
  • Centre to move SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre is likely to approach the Supreme Court on Thursday against the Tamil Nadu government's order to release former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's killers. Sources say the Centre may also seek a review of the Supreme Court verdict of commuting the death sentence of the killers to...
  • Congress condemns decision on Rajiv killers, Afzal Guru's family cries foul February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has taken the Congress party by surprise. Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, especially, is upset with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for her decision to free Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, just a day after the...
  • Centre should immediately approve release of Rajiv Gandhi killers: DMK February 19, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has decided to release all 7 people convicted in the killing of the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Centre has been given a 3-day deadline to ratify the decision. ...
  • Watch: Furious Jethmalani refuses to comment on Rajiv killers' release February 19, 2014

    A furious Ram Jethmalani refused to comment on the procedure of the release of the assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Though he said that after keeping a person in a state of torture for twenty two years, a person should not be given death penalty. Tamil Nadu government...
  • Pardon to Rajiv Gandhi killers: Jaya's master stroke, Centre in a fix February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is...
  • Tamil Nadu decides to release all seven killers of Rajiv Gandhi February 19, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has decided to release all seven assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. The other killers who will be freed are Santhan, Murugan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Wednesday. The decision to...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life February 18, 2014

    Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The lawyers have called the judgment a step in the right direction. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? February 18, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. ...
  • Karunanidhi welcomes SC verdict on Rajiv Gandhi killers February 18, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi has welcomed the Supreme Court decision on the mercy plea of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. Karunanidhi has also appealed that the three be released. "I congratulate them and request the central government to release them by considering the prison time that they have...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi killers to life imprisonment February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement was delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, which had...