Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Stalin, others hail SC verdict on Perarivalan

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Perarivalan was charged with procuring batteries for the bomb used in Gandhi's assassination.

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Initially handed capital punishment by a special court in Chennai which was later commuted to life term.

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"I firmly believe there is no need for capital punishment.

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Not just for mercy...many judges, including Supreme Court chief justices, have said so and there are many examples.

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Everybody is human," he said, with his mother Arputhammal and relatives by his side.

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I have to breathe a bit. Give me some time," he said when reporters asked how did he feel as a "free bird" and what his future plans were.

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Welcoming the judgement, Chief Minister M K Stalin said it could find a place in the "justice-law-political-administrative history."

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"Perarivalan being released by the Supreme Court after 30 years in jail gives joy, satisfaction and relief to the AIADMK," they added.

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