According to legal circles, the Governor may take one among the five decisions: 1) Accepting the recommendation of the Cabinet and ordering the release of the seven. 2) Since there is no time frame for the Governor to decide on the resolution, he may take time before taking final decision. 3) Since the case is related to the assassination of a former Prime Minister, he may consult with the Centre. 4) The Governor may ask the State government to reconsider its decision. 5) He may even reject the recommendation.
The AIADMK government on Sunday decided to recommend to Purohit, the release of all seven life convicts in the sensational case.
It decided to recommend to the Governor the release of Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran, Robert Payas and Nalini, serving life imprisonment.
The move comes days after the Supreme Court asked the Tamilnadu Governor to consider the mercy petition of Perarivalan seeking remission or pardon under Article 161 of the Constitution and disposed of the Centre's petition opposing the State government's earlier proposal for the release of the convicts.