Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plea seeking reinvestigation of Rajiv Gandhi case in HC 28-05-2013 03:27 PM

    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 15-04-2013 07:04 PM

    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...
  • Rajiv case: Centre steers clear of mercy plea row 01-09-2011 05:53 PM

    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...