Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts leave India, return to Sri Lanka 2 years after release

Three ex-convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, all of them Sri Lankans, returned to their home country on Wednesday, nearly two years after being freed by the Supreme Court. They had earlier served a three-decade prison term in connection with the killing of the former Prime Minister.

V Murugan alias Srikaran, S Jeyakumar and B Robert Payas left on a Sri Lankan carrier for Colombo on Wednesday, officials said.

The Tamil Nadu government had last month informed the Madras High Court that the Sri Lankan High Commission had granted travel documents to Murugan and the rest, and they could return home once a deportation order is issued by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

Murugan had earlier moved the court seeking a direction to authorities concerned to provide him with a photo ID.

Published By:

Vani Mehrotra

Published On:

Apr 3, 2024

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