Supreme Court orders release of Rajiv Gandhi case convict A G Perarivalan

New Delhi, 18/5:The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered release of A G Perarivalan, a life term convict in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, after noting inordinate delay on remission and his poor medical conditions.


A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai used its extra ordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution to order release of the convict, who had remained in jail for over 30 years.


The top court also declared the Tamil Nadu Governor’s decision to send to the President the file related to the state Cabinet’s 2018 decision to release all seven convicts in the case has got no constitutional backing.

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