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Rajiv assassination: SC suspends release of convicts


New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday blocked the Tamil Nadu government's order to release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Although its order to the Tamil Nadu government covered only three convicts whose death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment Feb 18, it would apply to the other four as well as the court said it was examining the larger issue of procedural lapse. Solicitor General Mohan Prasaran said the central government's application named only three convicts but other four too would be impacted by the order.
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Source: tvnportal - on February 28, 2014

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Rajiv Gandhi killing: Supreme Court stops release of four convicts serving life term, including...

The Supreme Court today stopped the Tamil Nadu government from releasing four of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins who are serving life terms. Last week, the court had stopped the state from freeing the other three assassins - Murugan...

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