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  • 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...
  • Opposition growing in TN to release of Rajiv case convicts: Congress February 24, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Congress on Monday claimed that there was growing opposition in the state to the Jayalalithaa government's move to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and urged it to reconsider the decision. "A wave of opposition is sweeping the people against the proposed release....the Congress party...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: tracing the trial February 20, 2014

    Chennai: The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has witnessed several twists and turns during past 23 years. Though all 26 accused were awarded death penalty by a TADA court near Chennai in 1998, the Supreme Court confirmed capital punishment only in the case of Murugan, Santhan (both Sri Lankan Tamils),...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    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 Justice...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC May 28, 2013

    Madurai: A PIL seeking to reinvestigate the the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been filed in the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Tuesday. The petitioner V Santhakumaresan, an advocate, said in his PIL that "the reinvestigation, in the interest of justice, may bring out...
  • Hanging Rajiv Gandhi's killers will be incorrect: Former judge February 24, 2013

    Chennai: The recent execution of Afzal Guru has brought the spotlight back on the legality of hanging those who have been serving long sentences in jail after being awarded the death sentence. Thirteen years after awarding death penalty to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, former Supreme Court judge Justice KT Thomas said that...
  • Pass Cabinet resolution on Rajiv convicts: Karuna September 11, 2011

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday said that the ruling AIADMK should pass 'on humanitarian grounds' a resolution at its cabinet meeting urging the President to reconsider clemency petitions of the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and forward it to Governor K Rosaiah. The government,...
  • Should Rajiv Gandhi's assassins get clemency? August 30, 2011

    The Madras High Court stayed the execution of the former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassins for eight weeks. ...
  • Politics over clemency: Rajiv's killers get relief August 30, 2011

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a stay on hanging of Murugan alias Sriharan, Santhan and Perarivalan alias Arivu convicted for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination for another eight weeks, giving them a brief reprieve. Twenty one years after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, it's now at least...
  • Madras HC stays execution of Rajiv killers August 30, 2011

    Chennai: In a major relief for three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed their hanging which was scheduled on September 9. Hearing their mercy petition the High Court gave interim relief for eight weeks to Murugan alias Sriharan, Santhan and Perarivalan alias...
  • Madras HC to hear Rajiv killers' mercy petition August 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court will hear the review petition filed on behalf of the three convicts facing execution for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi even as politics over their death sentence gathers pace. In Tamil Nadu, proTamil groups have stepped up efforts to stall the execution of Rajiv Gandhi's...
  • Rajiv assassination: 3 convicts move Madras HC August 29, 2011

    Chennai: Three convicts sentenced to death in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have filed a petition in the Madras High Court. Chandrashekharan N filed a petition on behalf of the three convicts Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan on grounds of executive delay of over 11 years before rejecting the...
  • CPI protests rejection of Rajiv assassin's plea August 28, 2011

    Chennai: The CPI state council on Sunday announced its members would observe a fast across Tamil Nadu on September 3 to seek cancellation of the death sentences awarded to three persons in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Calling upon all its alliance parties to take part, a party release said the...
  • Mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's killers rejected August 11, 2011

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has rejected the clemency petitions of three killers of Rajiv Gandhi whose death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2000. The apex court had sentenced members of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan and Nalini to death in...