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Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini Sriharan released on 30-day parole to attend daughter’s wedding

Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini Sriharan released on 30-day parole to attend daughter’s wedding

Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin Nalini Sriharan who was sentenced to life imprisonment in jail, has been granted parole for a month to attend her daughter’s wedding from Madras High Court.

Nalini Sriharan, the life sentence convict in the case of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has been released from the Vellore jail on 30-day parole.

Nalini Sriharan has been serving a life term in the Vellore jail for the past 28 years. She has been granted the first-ever prolonged parole by the Madras High Court.

This parole has been granted to her for daughter’s wedding. The plea sought by Nandini was for six months appealing that she had been wrongfully punished in the case of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.

But the court finally decided that thirty days would be enough for her to conclude the entire wedding ceremony of her daughter.

The husband of Nalini is also serving a life sentence in this case in the same jail. Nalini was earlier sentenced to death on the accusation of providing shelter to the assassin of Rajiv Gandhi, but this was later commuted to a life sentence after she gave birth to a baby in jail.

The court has also ordered Nandini not to speak to media in these thirty days. She has also been instructed not to leave Vallore during this period.

Considering the sensitiveness of the case, the court has issued a certain set of guidelines during the parole period, which Nandini will have to follow strictly.

This is the first every time Nandini for such a long time in the 28 years of imprisonment. In the year 2016, she was granted half-day parole to attend her father’s funeral.

Last year on 9 September,  the Tamil Nadu council of ministers adviced the Governor to release Nalini and six others convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Tamil Nadu Council had adviced the Governor to release the seven convicts including Nandini from this case.

The cabinet decided to release the convict’s AG Perarivalan Alias Arivu, T Suthanthiraraja Alias Santhan, Nalini and Jayakumar Robert Payas under Article 161 of the constitution.

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