New Delhi: The central government on Thursday filed a review petition before the Supreme Court against the November 11 order releasing six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The review petition filed through advocate Arvind Kumar Sharma stated that the Union government was not made a party to the hearing and its stance was not heard and consequently, several glaring errors on record were not brought to the notice of the Court, as reported by Bar and Bench.
The Supreme Court had ordered the premature release from prison of six Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts Nalini Sriharan, P Ravichandran, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, Santhan and Murugan who were serving life sentence in the case.
A bench of Justices BR Gavai and BV Nagarathna had passed the order allowing the release after noting that the convicts displayed good conduct in the prison and had been behind bars for a very long period.
The bench followed the earlier order passed on May 18 for the premature release of another convict in the case – AG Perarivalan.