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Friday, 24 July 2015 - 10:07
Tamil Nadu has no authority to set free the Rajiv Ghandi assassins
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The Indian Supreme Court said yesterday that the Tamil Nadu Government had no authority to set free the LTTE cadres sentenced to life imprisonment over the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The bench was hearing the Centre's petition challenging the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release seven people convicted for the 1991 assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by a LTTE suicide bomber, after the top court commuted their sentences.

The Supreme Court had stopped their release from prison after the previous Congress government argued that Tamil Nadu can't decide on their release as the case was investigated by the CBI.

On Tuesday, the BJP-led government also asked the Supreme Court not to show any mercy to the killers.

The Tamil Nadu government had defended its decision saying a state has the power to grant remission to convicts.

A state government can decide to release prisoners if they have served 14 years of a life sentence.

Court hearings will resume on Tuesday.

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