Rajiv Gandhi assassination case / One of the convicts Nalini Sriharan says I am not a terrorist

Zoom News : Nov 11, 2022, 03:02 PM
New Delhi : The Supreme Court has ordered the release of six convicts, including Nalini Sriharan and RP Ravichandran, who are serving life sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini Sriharan's first reaction has also come to the fore after getting a big relief from the Supreme Court. Nalini has said, I am not a terrorist. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21 May 1991 during an election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

After coming out of jail, Nalini while talking to 'News 18' said, I know, I am not a terrorist. I was in jail for so many years. The last 32 hours have been a struggling time for me. I thank all those who supported me. I thank the people of Tamil Nadu and all the lawyers for having faith.' Nalini Sriharan and R. P. Ravichandran had approached the Supreme Court seeking premature release.

What did the Supreme Court say during the hearing?

Justice B. R. Gavai and Justice B. The bench of V. Nagarathna observed that the earlier judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the case, is also applicable in both of these cases. In exercise of the power conferred under Article-142 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court had on May 18 ordered the release of Perarivalan, who had completed a prison sentence of more than 30 years.

female suicide bomber was used

A female suicide bomber named Dhanu was used to assassinate the former prime minister. The former PM died on the spot in this attack. Seven people were found guilty after an investigation into the attack. In which one convict Perarivalan was sentenced to death but, in May, he too was ordered to be released by the Supreme Court.