Rajiv Gandhi’s killers case – SC order

The seven Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts jailed in Tamil Nadu cannot be released, the government told the Supreme Court today, asserting that the case involves the assassination of a former Prime Minister.

The court had asked the centre to decide and respond to Tamil Nadu’s request to release them. A constitution bench of top Supreme Court judges had said in 2015 that the convicts cannot be released without the central government’s consent.

The Supreme Court then said the state could not take such a decision without the centre’s sanction, as the case was investigated by the CBI.

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