Release issue in Rajiv case not referred to Centre
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.”