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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination's Convict Nalini Sriharan Moves SC Seeking Early Release

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination's Convict Nalini Sriharan Moves SC Seeking Early Release

Nalini has challenged the June 17 order of the Madras High Court, which rejected her plea for early release, and cited the Supreme Court judgement ordering the release of co-convict AG Perarivalan while seeking to be set free.

12 August 2022
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Convict Nalini Moves SC Seeking Premature Release

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: Convict Nalini Moves SC Seeking Premature Release

The high court had on June 17 rejected the petitions of Nalini Sriharan and Ravichandran, both convicted in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi...

11 August 2022

Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary: The Story Of Assassination, Conviction And Controversies

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991 by LTTE assassins. Here we explain the assassination, the convictions, and controversies.

What Is Article 142 SC Invoked To Free Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict? Has It Been Used Before?

What Is Article 142 SC Invoked To Free Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict? Has It Been Used Before?

With Article 142, the Supreme Court has been likened to an entity of 'Natural Law' which theoretically prevails over laws of the land. The article was meant...

18 May 2022

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: SC Invokes 'Extraordinary Power', Releases A G Perarivalan

A Supreme Court bench invoked its extraordinary power under Article 142 to grant relief to Perarivalan who has served over 30 years of life term in the Rajiv...

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09 March 2022
SC Grants Bail To Convict Perarivalan In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

SC Grants Bail To Convict Perarivalan In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu, at a poll rally.


26 December 2021
Union Minister Murugan Slams DMK, Says It 'Chokes' Free Speech

Union Minister Murugan Slams DMK, Says It 'Chokes' Free Speech

Asked about an 'attack' on Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) cadres days ago by DMK functionaries at Dharmapuri, Murugan alleged that carrying out such acts was...


04 June 2021
Tiger By The Tail

Tiger By The Tail

The LTTE and the ISI? Did you ever think there could be a connection there. A Manoj Bajpayee-starrer stirs up a hornet’s nest in Tamil Nadu.


29 January 2021
Tamil Nadu CM Discusses Release Of Convicts In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination With Governor

Tamil Nadu CM Discusses Release Of Convicts In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination With Governor

The Palaniswami-led cabinet had on September 9, 2018, recommended to the Governor the release of all seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination...


03 November 2020
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: SC Unhappy Over Pendency Of Convict’s Plea

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: SC Unhappy Over Pendency Of Convict’s Plea

The bench was hearing a plea of 46-year-old A G Perarivalan who has sought suspension of his life sentence in the case


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25 July 2019
Rajiv Gandhi Murder Convict Nalini Sriharan Gets Parole To Attend Daughter's Wedding

Rajiv Gandhi Murder Convict Nalini Sriharan Gets Parole To Attend Daughter's Wedding

The Madras High Court. earlier this month, had granted one month parole to Nalini after she argued her plea in person for seeking the relief to make...


18 July 2019
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Madras HC Dismisses Nalini's Plea Seeking Direction To Governor For Early Release

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Madras HC Dismisses Nalini's Plea Seeking Direction To Governor For Early Release

A division bench comprising Justices R Subbaiah and C Saravanan, held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a state from being...


05 July 2019
Court Grants One Month Parole To Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convict Nalini Sriharan

Court Grants One Month Parole To Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convict Nalini Sriharan

The Court ordered Nalini not to give any interviews and not to meet any political person while out on parole.


10 May 2019
Will Urge Governor To Release Rajiv Case Convicts: Panneerselvam

Will Urge Governor To Release Rajiv Case Convicts: Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has said the state government would urge the Governor to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi...


12 November 2018
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Has MDMA Become Another Sloth Institution?

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination: Has MDMA Become Another Sloth Institution?

How much has the MDMA progressed in its probe into Rajiv Gandhi’s killing in two decades?



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10 August 2018
Centre Opposes Release Of Rajiv Gandhi Case Convicts, Says It Will Set Dangerous Precedents

Centre Opposes Release Of Rajiv Gandhi Case Convicts, Says It Will Set Dangerous Precedents

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph took the document, filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, on record and adjourned the matter.


08 June 2018
Maoists Plan To Eliminate Narendra Modi In 'Rajiv Gandhi Type Incident'

Maoists Plan To Eliminate Narendra Modi In 'Rajiv Gandhi Type Incident'

A letter found by the police in Rona Wilson's house in Delhi talks about requirement of Rs 8 crore to procure M-4 rifle and four lakh rounds.


25 May 2018
Night Of The Suicide Bomb

Night Of The Suicide Bomb

An eyewitness account of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination


27 April 2018
Madras HC Denies Premature Release To Nalini, Convicted In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

Madras HC Denies Premature Release To Nalini, Convicted In Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case

The court had earlier this week said it will pronounce the judgement today on an appeal filed by Nalini, a life convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi...


12 March 2018
Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: CBI Says Case Cannot Be Reopened, Seeks Dismissal Of Convict's Plea

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: CBI Says Case Cannot Be Reopened, Seeks Dismissal Of Convict's Plea

A G Perarivalan had sought recall of its May 1999 judgement upholding his conviction in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case as it was devoid of any merits.


11 March 2018
Hurt, And Angry, But have Completely Forgiven My Father's Killers: Rahul Gandhi

Hurt, And Angry, But have Completely Forgiven My Father's Killers: Rahul Gandhi

"I have been through a lot of pain to get this and it is something I consider very valuable. I find it difficult to hate people, even my sister does."



25 November 2016
Bits, Ends, Questions

Bits, Ends, Questions

New material on Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination poses new questions, including that of motives


02 December 2016
Mission Complete

Mission Complete

Former CBI special director D.R. Karthikeyan laughs off claims made by Nalini in her book that main accused could have been captured alive


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