Ball in Centre’s court on Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu government

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday reiterated that it would take a decision after seeing the response of the Centre on the issue of releasing the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Published: 06th June 2018 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th June 2018 05:18 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday reiterated that it would take a decision after seeing the response of the Centre on the issue of releasing the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Responding to queries by Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi (MJK) Thamimun Ansari in the Assembly, Law minister CVe Shanmugam said the government was awaiting the court decision.

“The Supreme Court has given three months time to the Centre for taking a decision on the issue of releasing the Rajiv Gandhi case assassins. Depending on the response, we will take a good decision,” he told the House. He recalled that a resolution was passed in the Assembly seeking release of the assassins when J Jayalalithaa was the Chief Minister. Subsequently, she wrote a letter to the Centre for its concurrence to the release.

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