TN Govt. releases the 7 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case

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Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday said it has decided to remit the life sentence of all the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and release them and sought the Centre’s views on the move. In a letter to Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, copies of which were released to the media here, state chief secretary K. Gnanadesikan said the government had received petitions from the seven convicts seeking release as they had spent more than 20 years in prison. There are seven convicts.The convicts are V Sriharan alias Murugan, T. Suthendraraja, A.G. Perarivalan alias Arivu, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, Ravichandran and Nalini. “Nalini has also filed a writ plea in Madras HC requesting the government to release her,” he said.

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