The seven convicts - S. Nalini, Murugan, Santhan, A.G. Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, and P. Ravichandran - have been in jail since 1991 in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Stalin asked Presient ram Nath Kovind to direct the remission of their sentence and their release.
The court has extended the parole granted by the Madras High Court to Perarivalan by a week. Last month, owing to the life convict’s multiple health complications in the wake of the pandemic, the Madras High Court had extended his parole by two more weeks. till November 23.
The Supreme Court bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao, while hearing the parole case of one Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict AG Perarivalan today, expressed dissatisfaction over the huge delay in clearing the file sent to the governor for his consent or disapproval of the prayer or remission.
While the Ayodhya title dispute issue was settled by the Supreme Court in November 2019, the criminal case against some BJP, RSS, VHP leaders and kar sevaks for demolishing the mosque on December 6, 1992 is now in its final stages.
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking directions to the CBI and ED to investigate the alleged selling of a painting of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor for Rs 2 crores by Ms Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Milind Deora.