New Delhi, July 5: The Madras High Court on Friday, July 5, granted thirty-day parole to Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In April, Nalini approached the court seeking permission to make an appearance in person to argue her plea as she wanted six months leaves for her daughter's wedding. Nalini Sriharan Writes to Tamil Nadu CM, Asks Palaniswami ‘To Release All 7 Convicts at an Early Date’.
According to Nalini, a life convict is entitled to one-month leave once in two years and since she had never availed such ordinary leave for more than 27 years, she made a representation to prison authorities on February 25 seeking six-month leave to make arrangement for her daughter's marriage.
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Nalini was initially sentenced to death for her involvement in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. However, her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the Tamil Nadu government on April 24, 2000.
Former PM Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber in May 1991 during an election campaign in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur.
(With PTI Inputs)