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Top Indian court releases convict in ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case

11:00 AM | 19 May, 2022
Top Indian court releases convict in ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case
Source: Twitter

NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court of India has ordered the release of a convict named AG Perarivalan in 1991 assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. 

"State cabinet had taken its decision based on relevant considerations. In exercise of Article 142, it is appropriate to release the convict," the court bench said, invoking special powers of the top court.

Peraraivalan was 19 when he was arrested for allegedly supplying the two 9-volt batteries to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a Sri Lanka-based militant group behind the high-profile assassination. 

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur by a woman suicide bomber at an election rally.

In 1998, an anti-terrorism court awarded death sentence to him. However, the top court commuted the capital punishment to life imprisonment in 2014. 

Peraraivala, who was among the total seven convicted in the case, had been granted bail by the top court in March this year. 

He filed a mercy petition in 2015 but since then his plea mired in legal battle between Tamil Nadu state and the central government.

Tamil Nadu's governor had sent the decision on the petition to India's president, but the Supreme Court ruled that this did not have “constitutional value” and invoked special powers to free Perarivalan, who remained in the jail for 31 years.


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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