The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday dismiss Centre's appeal seeking review of judgment commuting death punishment to life custody of Rajiv Gandhi murder case convicts Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan.
In a tiny order dismissing Centre's re-examine appeal, a three-judge counter headed by CJI said, "We find no merit in the review petition."
The top court order comes as a release to the three convicts, whose death verdict had been commuted to life in prison.
Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan had petitioned the top court alongside their death sentence, arguing that there had been an outstanding delay in a decision on their mercy pleas.
Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbedur on May 21, 1991.