In 2014, the top court commuted the death penalty of Perarivalan and two other convicts (Murugan and Santhan) to life sentences. We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day. Tamil News, Tamil Nadu, Latest News, Why after years of delay the TN Governor will decide on Perarivalan’s pardon soon AG Perarivalan, Nalini and Murugan were given life terms in the case along with Suthenthira Raja alias Santhan, Robert Payas, Jayakumar and Ravichandran in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. [15], "Gnani Sankaran: Should the state kill in the name of law? List this matter after four weeks”. On February 18, 2014, the top court had commuted the death sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment, along with that of two other prisoners -- Santhan and Murugan -- … A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, S Abdul Nazeer and Indu Malhotra, hearing a … Tamilnadu Government order to execute Perarivalan, Santhan and Murugan. Three days after the court order, on September 9, the Tamil Nadu Cabinet made the recommendation to the Governor to release the prisoners. The decision to release all the seven convicts was taken in line with the September six, 2018 Supreme Court order.Based on the Apex Court order, which had asked the Governor to consider the mercy plea of Perarivalan for premature release, the Cabinet had recommended to the Governor to release all the convicts under Article 161 of Constitution. 20 February, 2014: The Centre stayed the freedom of Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan. The seven convicts, who are serving a life sentence, are Murugan, Santhan, AG Perarivalan, Nalini, Robert Pyas, Jayakumar, and Ravichandran. He is on life imprisonment along with Murugan and Santhan who were other two convicts of the same case. [10] He completed his bachelor of computer applications and master of computer applications degrees through the Indira Gandhi National Open University while still in prison. File. In a major relief to the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed for eight weeks the execution of the sentence. “The Governor will decide as per the Constitution in three or four days,” Mr. Mehta, appearing for the Governor, informed a three-judge Bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao. The recommendation to remit their life sentences was advised by the Cabinet under Article 161. The Constitution Bench, in a majority decision, had held that the States cannot unilaterally remit the sentences of life convicts in cases investigated by a Central agency under a Central law. 161 of the constitution of the Constitution of India to commute the death sentence of the three prisoners, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan … Supreme Court had commuted the death sentence of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan on the ground of 11 years delay in considering their mercy pleas. [13] His death penalty was commuted to life term imprisonment after a Supreme Court verdict on 18 February 2014. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda. In 2013, he got gold medal by topping a diploma course examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University. 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The seven were Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Nalini, Robert Payas, Jayakumar and Ravichandran. Nalini, Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan filed petitions in the Supreme Court, seeking a review of the death sentences awarded to them. [1][2][4][5][6], Perarivalan was born on 30 July 1971 in Jolarpet, Tamil Nadu to Gnanasekaran alias Kuyildasan and Arputham Ammal. In 2014, his sentence and that of two others, Murugan and Santhan (both Sri Lankans), was commuted to life. In 2014, the top court commuted the death penalty of Perarivalan and two other convicts (Murugan and Santhan) to life sentences. During the 20 years of incarceration none of them have even once seen the outside world through release on parole, family reasons or other grounds. Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit would take a decision “as per the Constitution” in the next three or four days on the plea for release filed by A.G. Perarivalan, who is undergoing life imprisonment for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta orally informed the Supreme Court on Thursday. The Tamil Nadu cabinet had passed a resolution in September 2018 to release the convicts and had forwarded it to governor Banwarilal Purohit. The Madras High Court on Tuesday gra With PTI inputs A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes. Rajiv Gandhi was murdered by an LTTE suicide group at Sriperumbudur village, 50 kms from Chennai on 21st May 1991. He was charged with providing a 9-volt battery for the explosive device to assassination conspirator Sivarasan. The other life convicts are Nalini, Murugan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran and Robert Pyas. In a letter, which was handed over to Mr Purohit by Mr Stalin at the Raj Bhavan, he 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. On February 18, 2014, the top court had commuted the death sentence of Perarivalan to life imprisonment, along with that of two other prisoners -- Santhan and Murugan -- … A. G. Perarivalan (born 1971) is a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Besides Perarivalan, other six convicts sentenced to life include Nalini Sriharan, her husband Murugan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran and Robert Pyas. [12], He was arrested on 11 June 1991 at Periyar Thidal, Chennai by Central Bureau of Investigation officers. 123) Angappa Naicken Street, Chennai 600 001. Jailed 27 Years for Assassination He Knew Nothing About, Perarivalan Deserves a New Life. *Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. In final volume of his autobiography, The Presidential Years, formally released on Tuesday, he asserts that he couldn't be “neutral between stability and instability”. A. G. Perarivaalan. 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Vellore, October 12, 2011: The three convicts in the death row –Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan – charged with conspiracy in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and lodged in Vellore prison, said in an interview in October 2011 that they believed they could be free men soon. Nalini Sriharan's plea seeking direction to Guv for early release dismissed 18 Jul, 2019, 01.43 PM IST. A Special Anti-Terrorist Court sentenced them to death in January 1998; the Supreme Court of India conirmed it in May 1999. 161 of the constitution of the Constitution of India to commute the death sentence of the three prisoners, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan currently lodged in Vellore Central Prison. The seven convicts, who are serving a life sentence, are Murugan, Santhan, AG Perarivalan, Nalini, Robert Pyas, Jayakumar, and Ravichandran. 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