The apex court had on September 6 said that the authorities concerned could take a decision on the writ petition of one of the convicts, AG Perarivalan, which was pending before the governor.
“The recommendation of the state cabinet, headed by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, will be sent to the governor immediately,” fisheries minister D Jayakumar told reporters at the end of the cabinet meeting. “The governor is the executive authority. He will execute the government’s decision,” Jayakumar said without giving any deadline.
State law minister C Ve Shanmugam said the government was firm on ensuring that Amma’s (Jayalalithaa’s) resolve to release the prisoners was realised.