Tamil Nadu

T.N. Governor's office denies sending report to Home Ministry on Rajiv case convicts' release

Banwarilal Purohit

Banwarilal Purohit  

‘The decision will be taken in a just and fair manner and in accordance with the Constitution’.

The Raj Bhavan in Chennai on Saturday denied reports that Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit had sent a report to the Union Home Affairs Ministry on the State Cabinet’s resolution recommending the release of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Referring to the debates aired on some television channels over the issue, a press release said that no reference had been made to the Ministry in the matter.


"The case is a complex one and involves the examination of legal, administrative and constitutional issues. The records which are voluminous are being received from the State government with the connected judgements having been handed over to Raj Bhavan on September 14, 2018 only," said a press release from the Raj Bhavan.

"All efforts will be taken to process the papers scrupulously. Necessary consultations may be carried out, when required in due course. The decision will be taken in a just and fair manner and in accordance with the Constitution", the release said.

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