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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Tracing the Trial

Published: 19th February 2014 06:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2014 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has witnessed several twists and turns during past 23 years.            

Though all 26 accused were awarded death penalty by a TADA court near here in 1998, the Supreme Court confirmed capital punishment only in the case of Murugan, Santhan (both Sri Lankan Tamils), A G Perarivalan and Nalini, wife of Murugan.        

Nalini escaped the noose following a Tamil Nadu Cabinet decision and the Governor's assent to it in 2000. The clemency petitions of the other three were rejected by the President.     

Timeline of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case:  

 

 



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