A bench of Justices B R Gavai and B V Nagarathna stated the judgement of the highest courtroom within the case of A G Perarivalan, one of many convicts within the case, is relevant of their matter.
Earlier on Could 18, the apex courtroom invoking its extraordinary energy underneath Article 142 of the Structure, ordered the discharge of Perarivalan, who had served over 30 years in jail.
Sriharan, Ravichandran, Santhan, Murugan, AG Perarivalan, Robert Payas and Jayakumar have been sentenced to life phrases and so they have spent over 23 years in jail.
Each Sriharan and Ravichandran have been on parole from December 27 final 12 months until date as sanctioned by the state authorities underneath the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Guidelines, 1982, based mostly on their request.
Earlier, the Tamil Nadu authorities had favoured the untimely launch of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts Sriharan and R P Ravichandran, saying its 2018 recommendation for remission of their life sentence is binding upon the governor.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night time of Could 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a girl suicide bomber, recognized as Dhanu, at a ballot rally.
In its Could 1999 order, the apex courtroom upheld the loss of life sentence of 4 convicts Perarivalan, Murugan, Santhan and Sriharan.
Nevertheless, in 2014, it commuted the loss of life sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment together with these of Santhan and Murugan on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy petitions.
Sriharan’s loss of life sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2001 on the consideration that she has a daughter.