New Delhi (IL News Service): The Madras High Court today granted a 30-day parole to one of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins, A.G. Perarivalan.
The parole has been granted on the basis of a petition filed by Perarivalan’s mother Arputhamal. Arputhamal had cited her poor health condition and wanted her son by her side.
This is a critical parole, because Perarivalan is lodged in Puzhal jail, where inmates are testing positive for Coronavirus.
In all seven were convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. They were: A.G. Perarivalan, V. Sriharan alias Murugan, T. Sutendraraj alias Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Pius, Ravichandran and Nalini Sriharan, wife of V. Sriharan.
All of them have been in jail since 1991.
The government of Tamil Nadu has passed a resolution for the release of all these convicts, but the Governor’s decision is yet to come.
-India Legal Bureau