New Delhi, November 3
As the Tamil Nadu Governor sits over Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict AG Perarivalan’s clemency plea for over two years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over it and asked lawyers in the case to suggest what could be done to break the impasse.
“We don’t want to exercise our jurisdiction at this stage but we are not happy that a recommendation made by the government is pending for two years,” a Bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao said.
The top court asked petitioner Perarivalan’s counsel if it could exercise its jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution to request the Governor to decide his plea for pardon filed under Article 161. The Bench posted the matter for hearing on November 23. — TNS