Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination cannot be brushed aside

28 March 2014 03:02 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Centre on Thursday asserted in the Supreme Court that the assassination of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991 was a very serious and heinous crime which could not be forgotten so easily or brushed aside.

A Bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and Justices Ranjan Gogoi and N.V. Ramana reserved its verdict on a writ petition filed by the Centre, challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release the seven convicts in the case.

On Wednesday, senior counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for Tamil Nadu, defended the State’s decision taken on February 19 and said the situation had now changed as there was no LTTE presence and no threat to the law and order if the seven accused were released.

Refuting this stand, Attorney-General G.E. Vahanvati, citing the 1999 judgment in the case, said Murugan and two others were Sri Lankan nationals, who had carried out this heinous crime. “People may forget what happened in 1991 but we can’t. What will happen to the families of the victims if they are to be released?” (Source: The Hindu)
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  • Buddhika Friday, 28 March 2014 09:49 AM

    Why not ask UNHRC to investigate .

    max Saturday, 29 March 2014 08:08 AM

    read the bible.those who take arms will die from arms.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 28 March 2014 09:57 AM

    It is high time the Centre made a firm stand not to have a situation where the Tamil Nadu Tail is wagging the main body of Central Government.

    James Friday, 28 March 2014 03:45 PM

    Why not have a UN sponsored resolution passed to determine this. Possibly a UK sponsored roslution....mr cameraman....hello via DM iPad app

    Parasuram Friday, 28 March 2014 03:56 PM

    First and foremost the only best thing ltte did was getting ride of the most immature & corrupt Rajive Gandhi .

    Boffors scandal was so big he could have settled India's trade deficit many time.

    Having said that I think all accused have served a full life sentence and I am sure have repentant of the incident


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