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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Madras HC directs to file counter on plea from Robert Pyas

Division Bench of the Madras HC directed the authorities to file their counters on a habeas corpus petition from Robert Pyas, and posted it for hearing on August 16.

Published: 10th August 2017 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 07:08 AM   |  A+A-

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. (File photo: EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Considering the long pendency of the matter, a Division Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the authorities concerned to file their counters on a habeas corpus petition from Robert Pyas, one of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and posted it for hearing on August 16.

Originally, Robert and Jayakumar, another accused in the case, filed the petition in 2012 seeking their premature release on account of the Republic Day celebrations. When the matter came up on January 23 this year, a division bench of Justices M Jeyachandran and T Mathivanan (both retired) had directed the Additional Public Prosecutor to find out whether the names of the duo find a place in the list of convicts to be released prematurely on account of the Republic Day celebrations.

After six months’ delay, the matter came up before the division bench comprising Justices A Selvam and P Kalaiyarasan, on Wednesday. And after considering the enormous pendency, the judges gave the direction.

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