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SC blind to Nalini plea in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

SC blind to Nalini plea in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case
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SC Blind to Nalini Plea in Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case. The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea of S. Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating the Centre’s approval for her release and that of other convicts.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea of S. Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating the Centre’s approval for her release and that of other convicts.

“Sorry, we are not interested,” a bench comprising CJI H.L. Dattu and justices M.B. Lokur and A.K. Sikri said.

Nalini had challenged Section 435(1) of the CrPC which mandates the state government to consult the Centre before premature release of a convict if the case was investigated by the CBI.

She has been in jail for the last 23 years and undergoing life imprisonment after her death sentence was commuted. She was sentenced to death by the trial court in the case on January 28, 1998.

After the apex court had commuted the death sentence of convicts Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, the Tamil Nadu government on February 19 had proposed to remit the sentences of all seven lifers, including the three, and release them.

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