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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Congress to challenge Supreme Court order on release of convicts

After the release of six people, including a woman, from a Tamil Nadu jail, the Center also filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Friday asking for a review of the order.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: According to information received from Congress sources, the party will soon file a fresh review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court had ordered the premature release of six convicts including Nalini Sriharan. The court had given this order on the basis of the Tamil Nadu government’s recommendation for remission of punishment for criminals.

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10 days after the release of the convicts, the Congress has said that it will file a review petition challenging the release of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The Congress termed the release of the six killers as “unfortunate” and “unacceptable”.

At the same time, in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the central government has moved the Supreme Court. A review petition has been filed by the Center on the decision to release the culprits in the case. It has been said in the petition that in the case of the murder of the former PM, the Supreme Court should have heard the Central Government as well.

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