The Supreme Court has set free all six convicts - serving life imprisonment - in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The court applied its May 18 2022 judgment of releasing AG Perarivalan to the remaining life convicts
after noting that the criteria laid down for Perarivalan was made out even in the case of the remaining convicts.
By this order, the court released S Nalini, Jaykumar, RP Ravichandran, Robert Pias, Suthendraraja and Sriharan.
They were found to have good conduct in jail and all of them had acquired various degrees during their stay in jail.
The court noted that the Tamil Nadu cabinet had recommended their release on September 9, 2018, and this opinion will be binding on the Governor before whom the convicts had filed remission plea.
Rajiv Gandhi had become the youngest prime minister country had seen when he had assumed charge at the age of 40. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991, in Tamil Nadu.