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Cong disappointed with SC decision on Rajiv killers

The Congress MP added, "It is most unfortunate that the Supreme Court has not acted in consonance with the spirit of India on this issue."

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New Delhi: The Congress on Friday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court’s decision of premature release of six convicts of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case and termed it ”unacceptable”.

“The decision of the SC to set free the remaining killers of former PM Rajiv Gandhi is totally unacceptable and completely erroneous.

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“The Congress Party criticises it clearly and finds it wholly untenable,” Congress general secretary in-charge of Communications Jairam Ramesh said in a statement.

The Congress MP added, “It is most unfortunate that the Supreme Court has not acted in consonance with the spirit of India on this issue.”

The apex court in its order on Friday directed that the six convicts who are undergoing life imprisonment in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including Nalini Sriharan and R P Ravichandran, be set free forthwith.

The court noted their remission of sentence as recommended by the Tamil Nadu state government, and directed their release.

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