Geelani opposes death sentence for Rajiv assassins

Geelani claims, the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has not been properly investigated.

Chennai: Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, who was a convict in the Parliament attack case, on Tuesday said, he was against capital punishment to the three convicts on death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Geelani, himself awarded capital punishment in the Parliament case, but subsequently acquitted by the Delhi High Court, told a news agency here that Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan had already suffered imprisonment for the past 20 years.

"Hanging them now is not legal. Which law permits it?" he asked. He said, he was against capital punishment to anybody.

Geelani said, he had come to Chennai to express solidarity with the agitators, who were pressing against hanging of the three, who are set to be executed on September 9.

Geelani claimed, that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was not "properly investigated" and the acccused could not be hanged on the basis of an improper investigation.

He would try to go to Vellore prison today, to meet the three in jail, Geelani said.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link