Nation At 9: TN govt pushes for release of Rajiv killers

| Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 23:15
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The Tamil Nadu government has filed a petition seeking a review of a Constitution Bench verdict which held that the Centre and not state government has primacy in deciding whether the seven killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi should be granted remission from serving a life time behind bars. In its review plea, the state government argued that it needs only to consult the Centre on the question of granting remission to life term convicts like in the case of Rajiv killers.

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