Rajiv case: Centre files review petition against release of convicts

The Central government on Thrusday has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its order allowing the release of all convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.The apex court had pronounced its judgements on November 11 post which all the accused were released from jail on November 12.
Centre said the order was passed without affording it adequate opportunity for hearing despite it being a necessary party to the case. It also highlighted the alleged procedural lapse, saying the convicts seeking remission did not formally implead the Centre as a party which resulted in its non-participation in the case.