Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking review of verdict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The state government has urged the SC to let state government decide whether seven killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi should be granted remission from serving life time imprisonment.
In the plea, the state government has said that it needs to only consult the Centre on the question of granting remission to life term convicts like in the case of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers. It contends that the term ‘consultation’ does not imply getting the concurrence of the Centre as decided by the Constitution Bench on December 3, 2015.
The December verdict had stated that state governments alone cannot decide on the grant of remission to life-term convicts in cases investigated by central agencies like CBI.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in a suicide bombing in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.