Hope Floats for Rajiv Gandhi Case Convicts - The New Indian Express

Hope Floats for Rajiv Gandhi Case Convicts

Published: 22nd January 2014 07:38 AM

Last Updated: 22nd January 2014 07:38 AM

The Supreme Court judgment on Tuesday that a delay in deciding mercy pleas was a valid supervening circumstance for commuting capital punishment to life imprisonment could pave the way for the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to escape gallows, according to experts.

Noted rights lawyer R Vaigai told Express that all that is required now is the direct application of the Shatrugan Chauhan case verdict to the petition that the convicts filed against the rejection of their mercy pleas by the President, which too is currently pending before the SC. 

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