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  • 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...
  • Opposition growing in TN to release of Rajiv case convicts: Congress 24-02-2014 05:39 PM

    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...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: tracing the trial 20-02-2014 09:58 AM

    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), AG...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pass Cabinet resolution on Rajiv convicts: Karuna 11-09-2011 07:18 PM

    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...
  • Should Rajiv Gandhi's assassins get clemency? 30-08-2011 11:58 PM

    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 30-08-2011 11:22 PM

    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...
  • Madras HC stays execution of Rajiv killers 30-08-2011 11:37 AM

    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 29-08-2011 08:09 PM

    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, pro-Tamil groups have stepped up efforts to stall the execution of Rajiv...
  • Rajiv assassination: 3 convicts move Madras HC 29-08-2011 12:04 PM

    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 28-08-2011 10:24 PM

    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...
  • Mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's killers rejected 11-08-2011 03:53 PM

    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...