SC releases 6 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

11 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Supreme court orders release of 6 convicts serving life term in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of six accused in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, including Nalini Sriharan and R P Ravichandran.

The Supreme Court noted when ordering their release that the Tamil Nadu government had already recommended their release to the Governor.

Another prisoner, Perarivalan, had been released by the supreme court in May.

Along with Nalini, Sriharan, Santhan, Murugan, Robert Payas, and Ravichandran were also imprisoned for the 1991 murder of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Tamil Tigers LTTE group sent a female suicide bomber to Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991, where she killed Rajiv Gandhi.