Madras HC Stays Execution of Rajiv Gandhi's Killers
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Madras HC Stays Execution of Rajiv Gandhi's Killers

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 07:48 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Madras HC Stays Execution of Rajiv Gandhi's Killers
CHENNAI: The Madras high court stayed for eight weeks the execution of three Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts.

The three -- Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan-- lodged in Vellore Jail, were scheduled to be hanged on September 9.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu assembly has adopted unanimous resolution urging President to consider review petition of 3 death row convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Granting the interim stay, a bench comprising justices C Nagappan and M Sathayanarayanan observed there had been a delay of over 11 years in the disposal of the mercy petitions filed by the convicts to the President seeking clemency.

The matter involved a question of law, the judges said and admitted the writ petitions and issued notices to the Centre, the state and Tamil Nadu police.

Their case was taken up by senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani and others.

A crowd that had gathered outside the court welcomed the court order. MDMK leader Vaiko, who strongly pleaded for the commutation of capital punishment, was also present in the court.
Source: PTI
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Reader's comments(3)
1: Once again the wrong has won.In our country anyone can do wrong and get away with it.We do not have the right to take a life but these three had the right i guess. A joke. Its a treat for these guys to be given a respite again. Agreed their minds will be in a turmoil but that is not important.Please do not let people lose their belief in law and justice
Posted by:Manu - 30 Aug, 2011
2: Law punishes human for their deeds.But God only considers the intentions of human .We all take human birth with return ticket in our body, where entry ticket date of birth is clear but though we have fully confirmed sure shot return ticket , yet none is aware of what is the date and time of return .With Ram Jetmalani or HC Judge or Indian Legal Systems we can not decide the return date or postponement of return date of any individual
Mera bharath Mahan
Posted by:PCMAN - 30 Aug, 2011
3: He was assassinated in 1991, 20 years ago.
I don't know Why the hell it took soo long to decide on this.
What ever is the judgement kill them or release them or give them a life sentence, just do it.
Posted by:ATM - 30 Aug, 2011