Rajiv Gandhi Murder Case / Rajiv Gandhi's killers will be released from jail after 30 years, Supreme Court orders

Zoom News : Nov 11, 2022, 02:18 PM
Rajiv Gandhi Murder Case: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of the convicts serving life imprisonment in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Six accused, including Nalini and RP Ravichandran, jailed for life in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, will be released on the orders of the Supreme Court. Nalini Sriharan and R.P., who are serving sentences in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case. Ravichandran had approached the apex court seeking his premature release.

What did the Supreme Court say about the release

Supreme Court convicts Nalini Sriharan and R.P. Ravichandran was ordered to be released prematurely on Friday. Judge B.R. Gavai and Judge B.V. Nagarathna said that one of the accused in the case, A.G. The earlier judgment of the apex court in Perarivalan's case is applicable in both of these cases as well.

Perarivalan was released after 30 years in prison

Using the power conferred under Article-142 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court had on May 18 ordered the release of Perarivalan, who had completed more than 30 years in prison. Let us tell you that on the night of 21 May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during an election meeting in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. A female suicide bomber named Dhanu was used for this. In this entire conspiracy, Nalini was sentenced to death which was commuted to life imprisonment in 2001 on the view that she also has a daughter.