Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions 12-03-2014 03:01 PM

    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...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC 03-03-2014 11:16 AM

    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 27-02-2014 11:17 AM

    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...
  • Release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a breach of trust towards our federal structure

    Legal views |  Abhimanyu Bhandari
    Even before the nation had fully woken up and come to terms with the decision of the apex court in commuting the death sentence of...

  • TN to counter Centre's plea against release of Rajiv assassins 24-02-2014 02:37 PM

    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 24-02-2014 10:49 AM

    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...
  • Rajiv assassination case: Centre moves SC against release of four others 24-02-2014 10:09 AM

    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...
  • Kejriwal criticises TN government decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers 21-02-2014 03:20 PM

    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...
  • There should be no compromise with terrorism: Tharoor on Rajiv killers 21-02-2014 10:52 AM

    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 21-02-2014 08:48 AM

    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 21-02-2014 08:47 AM

    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 20-02-2014 06:55 PM

    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...
  • Centre moves SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers 20-02-2014 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Rajiv Gandhi killers' daughter thanks Jayalalithaa for her decision 20-02-2014 10:12 AM

    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...
  • Centre to move SC against Jaya's decision to free Rajiv Gandhi killers 20-02-2014 09:28 AM

    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 20-02-2014 08:34 AM

    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 19-02-2014 01:53 PM

    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 19-02-2014 01:28 PM

    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 19-02-2014 12:52 PM

    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 19-02-2014 10:58 AM

    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...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life 18-02-2014 11:33 PM

    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 18-02-2014 10:48 PM

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  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? 18-02-2014 10:31 PM

    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 18-02-2014 01:28 PM

    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 18-02-2014 10:46 AM

    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...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today 18-02-2014 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief...
  • Government opposes commuting death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi killers 04-02-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed commuting the death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi's killers to life term. The government argued against showing any leniency to the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case saying that the President's office cannot be blamed for delay. "There was a delay by the...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear death convicts' plea today 04-02-2014 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the pleas of the three death convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking commutation of their death sentence to life imprisonment citing delay of over 11 years in deciding their mercy petitions by the President. The petition has come...
  • Cases that may be affected by Supreme Court judgement 21-01-2014 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy plea of the convicts. While the...
  • RPN Singh's faux pas, blames BJP for Rajiv Gandhi's lax security 06-11-2013 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday made a huge faux pas by blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for not providing adequate security to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated during an election campaign in 1991. He said, "The BJP was in power with...