SC dis­misses plea of con­vict in Ra­jiv Gandhi as­sas­si­na­tion case

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wed­nes­day dis­missed a plea of one of the con­victs in the for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Ra­jiv Gandhi as­sas­si­na­tion case seek­ing re­call of the May 1999 ver­dict up­hold­ing his con­vic­tion. The apex court said the ma­te­ri­als brought on record be­fore it does not in­spire con­fi­dence to in­ter­fere with the May 11, 1999 ver­dict in which 45-year-old A G Per­ari­valan and three oth­ers were ini­tially awarded death sen­tence which was later com­muted to life term. A bench of Jus­tices Ran­jan Go­goi, R Banu­mathi and M M Shan­tanagoudar, how­ever, kept the main pe­ti­tion of Per­ari­valan pend­ing in which he has sought sus­pen­sion of his life sen­tence in the case till the com­ple­tion of the probe by CBI-led Multi-Dis­ci­plinary Mon­i­tor­ing Agency (MDMA) into the larger con­spir­acy be­hind the as­sas­si­na­tion.

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