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Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 13:00
Update :Video: Jayalalithaa's decision to release Rajiv Gandhi's killers halted by Indias Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court has put on hold Tamil Nadu's plan to release 7 people convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, which has led to a legal battle between the state government and the Centre.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said Tamil Nadu's decision was legally untenable, contrary to all principles of justice and "should not be proceeded with."

Yesterday, a day after the top court spared three of the convicts, Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan from execution, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced that all 7 convicts in the case would be freed and gave the Centre 3 days to respond to her decision, after which, she said, she would go ahead.

Meanwhile, during the Cabinet Decision Press Briefing ideas were expressed regarding the release of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers.

Speaking at the press briefing Cabinet Spokesperson Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella stated that the Sri Lankan government will accept the decision of the Indian Court.

However, during a press conference convened by the National Freedom Front, it was stated that the release of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers will pose a threat to the security of the South East Asian zone.



Update : Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 7:22 PM
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Supreme Court puts on hold release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers


The Supreme Court has put on hold Tamil Nadu's plan to release seven people convicted of killing former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, which has led to a legal battle between the state government and the Centre.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said Tamil Nadu's decision was legally untenable, contrary to all principles of justice and "should not be proceeded with."

On Wednesday, a day after the top court spared three of the convicts, Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan from execution, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced that all seven convicts in the case would be freed and gave the Centre three days to respond to her decision, after which, she said, she would go ahead.

Update : Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 1:45
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Indian Central Government filed a petition against Jayalalitha's decision to release Rajiv killers - SC agrees to examine

The Indian Central Government filed a petition at its Supreme Court today against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jayeram’s decision to release Rajiv Gandhi killers.

New Delhi reports stated that the Supreme Court has agreed to examine the petition filed by the Center.

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa triggered outrage in the Congress and elsewhere by announcing her government's decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

It immediately sparked a heated political row with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asking, "If a Prime Minister's killers can be released, what kind of justice should the common man expect?"

Legal experts, however, questioned the validity of her claim as the state advisory board alone had the powers to process remission pleas of lifers.

The top legal minds of the central government were in a huddle to work out the strategy to prevent the killers from walking free.

The BJP also expressed its dismay over Jayalalithaa's decision.
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