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Rajiv Gandhi murder: Tamil Nadu to free plotters

19 February 2014 Last updated at 17:23 GMT

The government in India's Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

The six men and a woman were members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel group.

The move came a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentences of three of the convicts, citing delays in deciding their mercy pleas.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.