Supreme Court orders release of six people convicted for Rajiv Gandhi’s murder

The Supreme Court on Friday, November 11, ordered the release of six persons who had been convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The apex court of India ordered the convicts’ release after two of them – S Nalini and RP Ravichandran – sought an early release from prison. All seven convicts were serving life sentences and had spent more than 30 years in jail.