Chennai: Opposition DMK President M K Stalin on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to release all the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi
assassination case on humanitarian grounds, while citing the CBI’s submission in the Supreme Court that it has nothing to do on the issue of their release.
In a letter, which was handed over to Purohit by Stalin at the Raj Bhavan, he said the DMK has been continuously demanding the release of seven convicts–Nalini, V.Sriharan
alias Murugan, Santhan, A.G.Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Pyas and P.Ravichandran–who were undergoing the long endless agony of imprisonment for about 30 years.
Later, talking to reporters after meeting the Governor, the DMK Chief said” Purohit explained the legal issues and on our part we also explained our stand”.
He said he also cited the release of AIADMK men convicted in the Dharmapuri bus burning case and requested the Governor to take a decision immediately on the release of the seven convicts on humanitarian grounds.
Stalin he was satisfied with the reply given by the Governor.