Pinnacle court grants bail to convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination

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Pinnacle court today permitted bail to convict for the assassination of nation’s former PM Rajiv Gandhi. The court permitted AG Perarivalan, the main convict, In the bail it is noted that he spent over thirty years in the jail.

Two judge bench composed of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai said considering the appellant presently being in jail more than thirty years of punishment, he can be to go free on bail despite the heated objection from the ASG representing the union, the appellant is allowed to be released on bail.

The bench today noted during the hearing that the decision on appleant mercy petition had been permitted.

The bench strongly mentioned that there is enough material on record in connection with his conduct during the punishment, and also with his educational qualifications.

Further the bench continued to say that the Union government’s submissions that the state government doesn’t have power to consider mercy petition, mainly when the death was commuted to life.

Earlier in February month, the Central Home Ministry had told the Apex court that the Governor of Tamil Nadu has recorded that the POI is the proper authority to deal with the pardon plea of Perarivalan.

The parole to Perarivalan, who has been in bars for 30 years, was granted and extended by the Government of Tamil Nadu recurrently.