Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC seeks Centre's opinion on releasing Perarivalan
ANI | Updated: Nov 14, 2017 15:22 IST
The Centre has challenged Tamil Nadu government's decision to release Perarivalan in the assassination of former prime minister who was killed by a suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India on Tuesday, May 21, 1991 .
A division bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices Navin Sinha granted two weeks time to the Centre to reply in this case .
The Top Court fixed the matter for further hearing to December 6 .
Perarivalan was arrested on June 11, 1991 at Periyar Thidal, Chennai by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers . He is charged with providing a 9-volt battery for the explosive device to assassination conspirator Sivarasan .
His death penalty finally commuted to life term imprisonment after Supreme Court verdict on February 18, 2014 .
On August 25, for the first time since his arrest in 1991 Perarivalan was granted parole by the Tamil Nadu Government . (ANI)