6 Rajiv Gandhi Killers Together with Nalini Sriharan Freed By Supreme Court docket

Supreme Court docket ordered launch of Nalini Sriharan in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

New Delhi:

Nalini Sriharan and 5 extra convicts within the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have been freed by the Supreme Court docket after 33 years in jail.

In Could, the Supreme Court docket used its extraordinary powers to free a seventh convict, Perarivalan. The identical order utilized to the remainder of the convicts, the courtroom mentioned.

The courtroom additionally famous that the Tamil Nadu authorities had advisable to the Governor in 2018 that the convicts be freed.

Moreover Nalini, the others jailed for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi have been Sriharan, Santhan, Murugan, Robert Payas and RP Ravichandran.

The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case stirs deep feelings in Tamil Nadu and each authorities within the state, whether or not led by the AIADMK or DMK, has campaigned for his or her freedom. Many in Tamil Nadu imagine that the seven prisoners performed minor roles within the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and have been duped into collaborating in a plot they knew little about.

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on Could 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a lady suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) group from neighbouring Sri Lanka.

The seven convicts have been sentenced to demise for his or her position within the killing.

In 2000, Nalini Sriharan’s sentence was lowered to a life time period on the intervention of Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi’s spouse and former Congress president. In 2008, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, met along with her in Vellore jail.

The sentence of six extra convicts was additionally commuted in 2014. The identical yr, then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha initiated strikes to free them.

The Congress strongly objected to the Supreme Court docket order releasing Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins.

“The choice of the Supreme Court docket to free the remaining killers of former PM Rajiv Gandhi is completely unacceptable and utterly misguided. The Congress Celebration criticises it clearly and finds it wholly untenable. It’s most unlucky that the Supreme Court docket has not acted in consonance with the spirit of India on this problem,” mentioned Congress normal secretary Jairam Ramesh.

Nalini Sriharan’s brother Bakianathan mentioned the convicts had already served 33 years in jail and had suffered sufficient. “They have been launched on humanitarian grounds. Those that oppose their launch ought to respect the legal guidelines of India,” Bakianathan instructed NDTV.

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