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President rejects mercy for Rajiv Gandhi Murder

President Prathiba Patil has rejected the petition of the three killers of Former Prime minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi, They are Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam(LTTE) Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan and Nalini.
In Sriperumbadur on 21st May 1991 the former Prime Minister Mr Rajiv Gandhi was murdered on LTTE.

Last week three accused given the clemency petition to the President.The court had confirmed the death sentence of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan. The President rejects the Mercy petition

The Home Ministry had sent its opinion on 21st June, 2005 which was called back for review on 23rd February, 2011 and was re-submitted to the President on 8th March this year. Earlier, in May, the President had rejected mercy petitions of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar of Punjab and Mahendra Nath Das of Assam following the recommendations from the Union Home Ministry. Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on 25th August, 2001, for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and the then Youth Congress president M S Bitta in 1993. Das was found guilty of murdering one Hara Kanta Das.