Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC for life sentence for convicts, says ‘slow poison’ essential

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): Batting for a life sentence for the assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that it was essential for the convicts to suffer and realize the victim’s pain through the ‘slow poison’.

On Wednesday, the apex Court had asked the Centre if a Governor can take a decision over the mercy plea of any convict whose petition has been declined by the President.

The Supreme Court’s constitution bench raised this question while hearing the matter related to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins.

The Centre had earlier told the apex Court that the killers of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi do not deserve any mercy.

It also termed the May 1991 assassination the result of a conspiracy involving foreign nationals. (ANI)

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