The Madras High Court has refused to extend the period of parole given to Nalini, convicted of the Rajiv Gandhi murder case. Earlier on 22 August, the Madras High Court had extended the parole period of Nalini, one of the 7 convicts of Rajiv Gandhi’s murder, to 3 weeks.
At that time, Nalini had filed a petition in the court for extension of one month to make preparations for her daughter’s marriage. This time Nalini requested to extend the period of Parole till 15 October.
Nalini had examined her case herself. While giving Nalini parole, the court had also laid down that she would not meet the leaders and media during this period. In her petition, Nalini had said that every prisoner who is sentenced to life imprisonment has a rule to get a simple leave of one month after spending 2 years in jail even though he has spent the last 27 years in jail and has not taken leave even once.
Besides Nalini, the culprits of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case were her husband V. Sriharan alias Murugan, A.D. G. Perarivalan, T. Suthendraraja alias Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and Ravichandran. All the seven convicts have been in jail since 1991, when a female Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew herself up while meeting Rajiv Gandhi at an election rally near Chennai.