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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tamil Nadu govt grants one-month parole to convict Nalini Sriharan

Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspANI

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has granted one-month parole to Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, to spend time with her ailing mother.

“Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was granted a month’s parole by the State government at the request of her ailing mother, the Tamil Nadu government told the Madras High Court on Thursday.

According to PTI, state Public Prosecutor Hassan Mohammed told this to a division bench of Justices P N Prakash and R Hemalatha, when a habeas corpus petition from S Padma, mother of Nalini, came up for further hearing yesterday.

Nalini, who was lodged in Vellore Special Prison for Women, has been granted ordinary parole at the request of her ailing mother. Meanwhile, her advocate Radhakrishnan has said that Nalini will be released on parole today after completing surety formalities.

During her parole period, Nalini will be staying at a rented accommodation at Satuvachery in Vellore under tight police security with her mother Padma, sister Kalyani and brother Bakianathan just like she did while she got parole in 2019.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, by a suicide bomber of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Seven people – Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, Ravichandran and Nalini — are serving a life term in connection with the assassination.

Nalini, along with her husband Sriharan, who is a Sri Lankan national, has been under imprisonment since three weeks after Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

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