Tamil Nadu govt files a review in SC over Rajiv Gandhi assassins’ remission case

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 1:14 PM

Madras High Court on July 20 had declined to entertain a plea by Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. Her plea stated that a life convict is required to stay in jail for 20 years, while she had completed 25 years and requested a pre-mature release on the same.

sriharan-pti-L“In the light of the fact that the investigation is conducted by the CBI, coupled with the order of the Supreme Court, this court for the present cannot direct the state government to consider the representation of the petitioner,” the judge said. (PTI)

On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu government filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against Constitution bench order in Rajiv Gandhi assassins’ remission case. Madras High Court on July 20 had declined to entertain a plea by Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. Her plea stated that a life convict is required to stay in jail for 20 years, while she had completed 25 years and requested a pre-mature release on the same.

Justice M Sathyanarayana in response to Sriharan’s plea said that seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to consider her plea under Article 161 of the Constitution cannot be granted until the litigation before apex court reached finality.

“In the light of the fact that the investigation is conducted by the CBI, coupled with the order of the Supreme Court, this court for the present cannot direct the state government to consider the representation of the petitioner,” the judge said.

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