Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC may decide on commutation of death penalty today

Written by | January 29, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan 29: All eyes are on the Supreme Court on Wednesday to see if it commutes the death sentences of three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case taking into account long delay of their mercy petitions.

The three convicts are V Sriharan, also known as Murugan, T Suthendraraja, also known as Santhan, and AG Perarivalan, also known as Arivu.

The convicts are hopeful after a recent judgement by the Supreme Court of commuting sentences of 15 death row convicts to life imprisonment.

On January 21, the apex court delivered a landmark judgement, saying that delay in deciding mercy pleas could be ground for commuting death sentences.

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