Can Governor Take Decision on Mercy Plea Declined by President: SC Asks Centre

Published: 22nd July 2015 04:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2015 04:29 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre if a Governor can take a decision over the mercy plea of any convict whose petition has been declined by the President.

The apex court’s constitution bench raised this question while hearing the matter related to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins.

The Centre had on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the killers of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi do not deserve any mercy.

It also termed the May 1991 assassination the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals.


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