Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras HC extends convict Nalini’s parole by three weeks

Chennai: The Madras High Court has extended the parole of Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by three weeks, news agency ANI reported on Friday.


The 52-year-old convict was given 30-day parole by the court on the fifth of last month to make arrangements for the marriage of her daughter Haritha, who is in London. Her daughter was born in the prison.

Nalini approached the court again seeking an extension of the parole, saying the preparatory arrangements for the marriage required more time.

Acceding to the demand, the Division Bench consisting of Justices M.M.Sundaresh and M.Nirmal Kumar today granted an extension of the parole by three more weeks.

Nalini, one of India’s longest-serving prisoners, was arrested on June 15, 1991, 28 years ago.

Nalini and six other people are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by a suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur area of Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991.

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