A vacation bench took note of the fact that the Perarivalan's lawyer had circulated a letter seeking adjournment of hearing in the case.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Demand for release of Perarivalan gains momentum as he completes 30 years in jail
However, in due course, he was made one of the accused and later convicted. The other six who were also arrested have also spent almost spent 30 years in prison.
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.
CIC, the top appellate authority in the matters pertaining to the RTI, held that it is in public interest that people get to know as to why a convict is being released.
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.
The seven convicts -- Murugan, Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, Ravichandran and Nalini have been in jail for over 20 years now.
Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC dismisses Perarivalan's plea seeking recall of 1999 verdict upholding his conviction
The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of convict A G Perarivalan seeking recall of its May 1999 judgement upholding his conviction in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
His petition for suspension of sentence will get full length hearing on January 24.
According to government sources, Perarivalan's ordinary leave which was set to get over on 24th September has been extended by 30 days based on his request.