RAJIV GANDHI ASSASSINATION CASE

  • Sorry, we're not interested, says SC dismissing Nalini's plea in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea of S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating the Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. "Sorry, we are not interested," a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC sends notice to Centre on convict Nalini's plea July 25, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Government opposes commuting death sentence of Rajiv Gandhi killers February 4, 2014

    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 government...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC to hear death convicts' plea today February 4, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • Hearing of Rajiv case convict's RTI plea put off April 15, 2013

    Chennai: The video conferencing session of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with the Chief Information Commissioner planned on Monday over his RTI query has been postponed, a top police official said. "The session has been postponed. There is no information on when would be the...
  • Rajiv killers' pleas adjourned till March 27 January 31, 2012

    Chennai: The Madras High Court adjourned till March 27 the hearing on the petitions by the three men convicted for assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to commute their death sentences, while the Tamil Nadu government filed an additional affidavit in support of their pleas. The court had on August 30...
  • Rajiv case: Centre steers clear of mercy plea row September 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday steered clear of the controversy over Tamil Nadu Assembly asking the President to reconsider the mercy pleas of Rajiv Gandhi's killers but said as long as death sentence is legal, courts will continue to award it. "Since there are court proceedings, I can't comment on...
  • Nalini fears for life, TN govt sets up probe May 13, 2010

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government has appointed a committee headed by a top prison official to look into the allegations by Nalini, serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, that her life was under threat in jail. The committee headed by DIG of Prisons (Coimbatore) Govindarajan would also go into her...