Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 13:29
Does tamil nadu or central government have the power to release Rajiv killers? Indian Supreme Court verdict within a week.
The Supreme Court has stopped the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins who are serving life terms.
The court today said it will decide, within a week, whether the Centre or the state can decide on freeing all seven convicts in the case.
The Centre had argued that Tamil Nadu had no right to take the decision to free the convicts.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had announced on Thursday that all seven assassins would be freed, less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of three of them.
In response, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said letting off the convicts would be contrary to all principles of justice as Rajiv Gandhi's assassination was "an attack on the soul of India."