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Congress roiled over Supreme Court’s decision after releasing convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination

NEW DELHI: The convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination have been released by the Supreme Court ahead of time. The Congress party has expressed displeasure over SC decision.

Congress said in its statement, “The Supreme Court’s decision to release the killers of former PM Rajiv Gandhi is completely unacceptable and erroneous. The congress party criticise it clearly and finds it wholly untenable. 

The Supreme Court in its order said that the order passed in Perarivalan’s case is applicable to both Nalini and Ravichandran.

The Supreme Court had on 18 May 2022 invoked Article 142 of the Constitution and released Perarivalan, who had served more than 30 years in prison in the Rajiv assassination case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict S Nalini had approached the Supreme Court in August, seeking his premature release. He challenged the order of the Madras High Court in which his plea for early release was dismissed.

The High Court, while rejecting his petition at that time, said that special powers have been given to the Supreme Court under Article 142. If they want an early release, they can approach the Supreme Court.

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