DMK has appealed governor to release the convicts of former PM Rajiv Gandhi

Chennai: DMK, the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu assembly has appealed governor to release the convicts of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on humanitarian grounds.

M K Stalin, the president of the party wrote to Governor Banwarilal Purohit urging him to
to release all the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi
assassination case on humanitarian grounds.

Citing the CBI’s submission in the Supreme Court that it has
nothing to do on the issue of their release, DMK said that considering that aspect, the convicts could be released.

In a letter, which was handed over to Purohit by Stalin
at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday,  said the DMK has been continuously
demanding the release of seven convicts–Nalini, V.Sriharan
alias Murugan, Santhan, A.G.Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert
Pyas and P.Ravichandran–who were undergoing the long
endless agony of imprisonment for about 30 years.
Later, talking to reporters after meeting the Governor, the
DMK Chief said” Purohit explained the legal issues and
on our part we also explained our stand”.
He said he also cited the release of AIADMKmen convicted in
the Dharmapuri bus burning case and requested the Governor
to take a decision immediately on the release of the seven
convicts on humanitarian grounds.
To a question, Stalin he was satisfied with the reply given
by the Governor.

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