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A 25-year-old man climbed up a mobile phone tower and threatened to jump off, demanding the release of seven convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Earlier this month, the court had asked the Governor to consider the mercy petition of A G Perarivalan, a convict in the assassination case.
The Forum For Those Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice on 21 May, 1991, comprising the family members of those who were killed, have sought an appointment with the Governor to represent their case
The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu had on Sunday recommended to the governor to release the convicts, a move hailed by most political parties in the state.
Addressing media here on Monday, they said the Cabinet had recommended to the Governor to release the seven convicts, who had been wrongly punished in the assassination case.
Miffed over the proposed release of the killers of former prime minister late Rajiv Gandhi, the Congress slammed PM Modi and the Tamil Nadu government for playing politics over terrorism.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Governor will reject Tamil Nadu Government recommendation, says BJP leader Subramanian Swamy
Given Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit's scholarly habit, he'll reject the recommendation, said Subramanian Swamy.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Convict Perarivalan's mother hails Tamil Nadu Government recommendation
The decision for the recommendation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit was made in a cabinet meeting led by Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami.
There are no legal restrictions on the release of Rajiv assassination case convicts, say legal experts.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu political leaders welcome Supreme Court order on Perarivalan
DMK President MK Stalin said CM Palaniswami should immediately call a cabinet meeting and decide to release the seven convicts.
On August 20, 47-year old Perarivalan alias Arivu had told the apex court that no decision has been taken as yet on his mercy petition filed before the Tamil Nadu Governor over two years ago.
A G Perarivalan, who is among the seven convicts in the case, said he had filed the mercy petition seeking remission or pardon from the Governor under Article 161 of the Constitution.
AG Perarivalan, who is serving life sentence, had earlier moved the apex court seeking suspension of his jail term till the completion of the probe by the CBI-led MDMA.
Government told the court that the former prime minister's assassins cannot be released and that the President of India has earlier already rejected a proposal to release the convicts.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has no objection to the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict A G Perarivalan, top Tamil film director Pa Ranjith said.