SC rejects Centre's curative plea for death of Rajiv killers

New Delhi, Jul 29 (PTI) The Supreme Court today dismissed the curative petition of the Centre filed against the commutation of death penalty into life imprisonment of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granting a fresh lease of life to them.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC upholds commutation of death to life sentence for killers
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC upholds commutation of death to life sentence for killers

In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Centre’s curative petition against its verdict commuting the death sentence of three convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case to life imprisonment.

Release of Rajiv Gandhi`s assassins: SC defers hearing to March 26

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred hearing in the plea challenging the validity of the powers of a state government to grant remission of sentence to prisoners in case of the Tamil Nadu government deciding to release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC restrains Tamil Nadu govt from releasing 4 convicts

In a major setback to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court on Thursday restrained her government`s decision to release four more convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Pardon for Rajiv Gandhi assassins: Emotions, politics – all for a cause

The Supreme Court verdict commuting the death sentence of three key conspirators in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and the quick announcement by the Tamil Nadu government to release all the seven condemned prisoners in the case has triggered a debate that is questioning the very basics of the Constitution of India.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Supreme Court stays release of killers

Acting on a petition filed by the Centre, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed a decision by the Tamil Nadu government to release of the three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case whose death sentence was commuted to life by the apex court on the ground of delay in deciding mercy petitions.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Demand for release of convicts made on humanitarian grounds, says Karunanidhi

Karunanidhi said the demand for release of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case after commuting their death sentence to life by SC had nothing to do with any political party.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tracing the trial

The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has witnessed several twists and turns during past 23 years.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts in unprecedented jubilation

Four convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case lodged in the Central Prison here were on Wednesday overwhelmed by a sense of jubilation on hearing about the Tamil Nadu Government`s decision to set them free.

Govt to abide by SC decision in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Kapil Sibal

Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said government would abide by Supreme Court`s decision commuting death penalty of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, but took a jibe at BJP for not uttering a word on the issue while it had bayed for Afzal Guru`s blood.

Four held for murder of BJP leader

Four members of a mercenary gang have been arrested for allegedly murdering a local BJP leader last month.

HC slated to resume hearing on Rajiv killers` peti

The court had on August 30 stayed for eight weeks the execution of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan.

My son is innocent, says Rajiv assassin`s mother

Perarivalan`s mother said he was not in any way involved in the conspiracy leading to the assassination of the former PM on May 21, 1991.

Nalini meets Murugan at Vellore jail

Nalini was transferred from Puzhal Prison here and shifted to Vellore Prison on Wednesday.

Murugan’s daughter Harithra wants to visit India

The 20-year-old daughter of Nalini and Murugan, wants to come to India and campaign for clemency for her father.

Rajiv case: Centre steers clear of controversy

The Centre said that as long as death sentence is legal, courts will continue
to award it.

Rajiv killing: Murugan`s daughter appeals to Sonia

The daughter of Murugan, one of the
three convicts on death row for their role in the killing of former PM Rajiv Gandhi, Thursday appealed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to intervene.

Who will hang Rajiv’s assassins?

Even as politics has begun over the hanging of three persons on death row for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, officials at the Vellore Prison are yet to find a hangman.

Madras HC stays hanging of Rajiv`s killers

The Madras High Court, Tuesday, put an interim stay on the hanging of the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.