SC to hear plea on Rajiv Gandhi assassination killers' case on August 14

| Updated: Aug 10, 2017 20:23 IST

New Delhi [India], August 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear the Centre's appeal on Rajiv Gandhi assassination killers' release on August 14. A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, will hear the case. There are seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, namely, Perarivalan, Murugan, Shantan, Robert Pais, Nalini, Jayakunar and Ravichandran. Nalini Sriharan has been lodged in a special prison for women in Tamil Nadu's Vellore. Nalini was initially awarded death sentence which was later converted to life imprisonment by the State Government. Besides her, four others, including her husband Murugan (Sriharan), were sentenced to death and three others to life term by the Supreme Court for their role in the assassination of the former prime minister on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur by an LTTE suicide bomber. The death sentence of the other three was commuted by the apex court later citing inordinate delay in disposing of their mercy petitions. (ANI)