Will push for Rajiv case convicts’ release: Minister

S Raghupathy

Chennai: Tamilnadu Minister for Law and Prisons S Raghupathy said the State government will push for the release of seven convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the Salem Central Prison, the Minister, by referring to the Supreme Court’s announcement that the Governor can decide on the release of Rajiv convicts, expressed hope for the court to deliver a good verdict.

He added: ‘The case moved by Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini is pending in court. We will continue to pressurise the Governor for the release of the seven convicts.’

He said prison inmates were being vaccinated against Covid-19 once in 10 days, and remand prisoners were brought to the Central Prison only after being tested for Covid-19.