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Why can't Rajiv Gandhi case convict be released after serving 36 years in prison: SC to Centre
The Week | 27/04/2022 08:03 PM | Click to read full article
The SC Wednesday asked the Centre why it cannot release A G Perarivalan who has served 36 years of his life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, noting that the government took a “bizarre” stand that the Tamil Nadu Governor had forwarded the decision of the state cabinet of releasing the convict to the President.
The apex court said when people who have served lesser periods are being released, then why can't the Centre agree on releasing him.