On May 11, 1999, Justice K T Thomas who was heading a three-judge bench passed an order sentencing 4 persons to death and 3 to life imprisonment for the assassination of Former PM Rajiv Gandhi. A year later, In 2000, Nalini's death sentence was commuted to life term.
There have been several developments in the case in the last two decades. But on Thursday, Justice Thomas said CBI investigation had serious flaws. Justice Thomas has now written a letter to Rajiv Gandhi's widow and Congress President Sonia Gandhi to show compassion. Is it right for a former judge to reflect this kind of retrospective wisdom?