Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday requesting to simply accept the state authorities’s suggestion in September 2018 and move the order to launch the life sentences of all of the seven convicts within the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. M.Ok.Stalin stated, the convicts – S. Nalini, Murugan, Santhan, A.G. Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, and P. Ravichandran – be launched as they’ve been present process the agony of imprisonment for about three a long time. The copies of this letter had been launched yesterday to all of the media homes.
The Chief Minister identified, “These seven persons have already suffered untold hardship and agony in the past three decades and have paid a heavy price. There has already been an inordinate delay in the consideration of their pleas for remission. In the present circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Courts are also recognizing the need to decongest prisons”, he stated.
He said additional, Nalini’s authentic demise sentence was commuted below Article 161 of the Constitution, whereas Supreme Court commuted the demise sentence of the opposite three convicts to that life imprisonment.
“The majority of the political parties in Tamil Nadu have been requesting for the remission of the remainder of their sentence and for the immediate release of all the 7 convicts as they have been incarcerated for about three decades. It is also the will of the people of Tamil Nadu”, he recalled.
State’s plea to Governor
On 9.9.2018, the Government of Tamil Nadu had beneficial to the Governor of Tamil Nadu for the remission of the remainder of the sentence for all seven convicts and their early launch. The purported impediment for the train of the facility of remission was the pendency of the investigation by the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency of CBI.
“It has been clarified by the respective stands of the Union Government and CBI before the Supreme Court that there is no connection between the remission of the sentence and investigation,” he pointed.
Governor has determined that the President of India is the competent authority to resolve on the plea of remission of sentence of those seven individuals, and due to this fact he has forwarded the State Government’s suggestion to President’s workplace, he added.