Supreme Court of India has ordered the release of the convict A G Perarivalan, who assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The convict had served more than 30 years in prison for committing the crime.
Supreme Court of India releases Perarivalan
The court invoked powers under Article 142 of the Indian Constitution stated that the Perarivalan’s early release plea which was made by the Governor was going through an inordinate delay in deciding the release date. The plea was however invoked by a bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao.
As per reports, the bench stated, “the state cabinet had taken its decision based on relevant considerations. In exercise of Article 142, it is appropriate to release the convict.”
The convict was granted bail by the top court on the 9th of March in cognizance for his long term in prison when he was out on parole.