Re­lease is­sue in Ra­jiv case not re­ferred to Cen­tre

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Chen­nai, Sept. 15: Tamil Nadu gover­nor Ban­war­i­lal Puro­hit de­nied on Satur­day re­ports in a sec­tion of me­dia that he had for­warded to the Cen­tre the state gov­ern­ment’s rec­om­men­da­tion to re­lease all the seven con­victs in the Ra­jiv Gandhi as­sas­si­na­tion case.

The gover­nor said that a de­ci­sion on the is­sue would be taken in a “just and fair man­ner” in ac­cor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion. “A sec­tion of me­dia has been re­port­ing that in the mat­ter of the re­lease of the con­victed pris­on­ers un­der­go­ing life im­pris­on­ment for in­volve­ment in the as­sas­si­na­tion of for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Ra­jiv Gandhi, a ref­er­ence has been made to the min­istry of home af­fairs, gov­ern­ment of In­dia,” a Raj Bha­van state­ment said.

“No ref­er­ence has been made to the min­istry of home af­fairs in the mat­ter. The case is a com­plex one and in­volves the ex­am­i­na­tion of le­gal, ad­min­is­tra­tive and con­sti­tu­tional is­sues.”

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