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The petition filed in 2014 against the TN government’s decision to remit the life sentences of the seven convicts is still pending before SC.
One prison in tsunami-struck Palu city -- built to hold just 120 people -- saw most of its 581 inmates storm past guards and escape to freedom through walls collapsed by the massive 7.5 magnitude shak
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.
As many as 1,334 life convicts have been released from jail since 2015, said Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara as 79 prisoners walked out free for good conduct after serving 14 years in jail.
There are no legal restrictions on the release of Rajiv assassination case convicts, say legal experts.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the state cabinet meeting here under Chief Minister K Palaniswami's leadership.
Special remission for early release would be given to only those prisoners who have consistently maintained good conduct while serving their term, the Centre said on Monday.
Juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every case of rape, murder: Justice Madan B Lokur
Among those present at the function were Supreme Court Judge Dipak Gupta, MP High Court Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and other legal luminaries.
Congress chief conveys his opinion to Pa Ranjith, director of Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’
An official said that there are chances for those life convicts found place in the recommendation list to walk free out of jail in case of approaching court.
Kadar's arrest in March 2017 followed a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies.
The 19-year-old from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was also found guilty by the Tel Aviv district youth court of extortion, money laundering, assaulting a police officer.
In the first phase, 67 convicts who have served 10 years, in prisons across the state, as on February 25 would be released, an official release said.
On April 5, 2014, the three petitioners were convicted under the Section 376 (E) and sentenced to death for raping a city-based photo-journalist, as they were found to have raped another woman earlier
The DGPs (Prisons) have been also asked to reply on the issue of solitary confinement, legal representation, visitation rights of prisoners' families.