Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court grants liberty to one of the convicts

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, Aug 20: The Supreme Court on Monday granted liberty to  AG Preivalan, one of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, to seek release from prison.

The Apex court asked convict AG Perarivalan, to submit letter copy which he wrote to Tamil Nadu Governor seeking release from prison.

The court has adjourned the case for two weeks.

45 year old A G Perarivalan, who is serving life sentence, had earlier moved the apex court seeking suspension of his jail term till the completion of the probe by the CBI-led Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) into conspiracy behind the murder.

The Centre  had already  informed the Supreme Court that the seven people convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi cannot be released as the “they don’t deserve leniency” for “gruesome” killing.


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