Centre seeks recall of Supreme Court order releasing Rajiv Gandhi killing convicts | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Union government on Thursday moved the Supreme Court, requesting it to review and recall its November 11 order directing release of six Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts by granting remission of sentence. It said that the court had erred by enlarging foreign terrorists convicted for assassination of a former PM without hearing the Centre.

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Seeking an open court hearing of its review petition, generally considered in chamber by judges, the Centre said the order releasing six convicts -Nalini Sriharan, Santhan alias Raviraj, Murugan, Robert Payas, Jayakumar and Ravichandran alias Ravi- wrongly drew parity with earlier released convict in the same case, AG Perarivalan. The latter is an Indian whereas four of the six released convicts on November 11 were foreign nationals.
It said, “Out of the six convicts who have been granted remission, four are Sri Lankan…

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