The Supreme Court has ordered the release of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s killer Perarivalan on the account of his long stay in the prison and no history of complaints when he was out on parole. He was granted bail on March 9.
The Supreme Court had earlier said that the Tamil Nadu governor was bound by the decision of the state cabinet on the release of Perarivalan, and disapproved of his action, sending the mercy plea to the President saying it cannot shut eyes to something against the Constitution.
The top court had refused to agree with the Centre's suggestion that the court should wait till the President decides on the issue.
It had told the Centre that the governor was bound by the aid and advice given by the Tamil Nadu Council of Ministers under Article 161 of the Constitution while directing the Centre to submit its response.