Centre, Tamil Nadu Oppose Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict Nalini's Petition

Centre, Tamil Nadu Oppose Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict Nalini's Petition

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The oral submission was made by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan (File)

The centre on Thursday reaffirmed in the Madras High Court its stand that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts cannot be set free without its consent and said the Tamil Nadu cabinet recommendation for their premature release would have "zero" effect.

The oral submission was made by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan before a bench of justices R Subbiah and R Pongiappan during the hearing of a petition by Nalini, one of the seven life convicts, seeking to declare her detention as illegal.

Nalini has moved the court contending that since the Tamil Nadu Governor had failed to order her release based on the September 9, 2018 recommendation of the state cabinet.

The bench, which heard arguments from all parties, reserved its orders on her petition.

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