Nalini Sriharan, serving a life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has been granted a 24-hour parole by the Madras High Court, CNN-IBN reported. She had asked for the parole to attend her father's memorial prayer.
Nalini had moved the Madras High Court seeking three days leave starting from Tuesda for attending the 16th day prayer of her father, who passed away last month, to held in Chennai on 9 March.
In her petition, Nalini submitted that she had made a representation on 2 March to the Superintendent of Special Prison for Women in Vellore, where she is lodged, seeking three days leave but the official had not responded so far.
She said she was granted parole for 12 hours on 24 February to attend the cremation of her father Sankaranarayanan. The 16th day obsequies of her father was scheduled to be held on 9 March in Kottur here and sought three days' leave from tomorrow to enable her participate in it.
Nalini was sentenced to death by a trial court in the case on 28 January, 1998. Her sentence was commuted to a life term by the Tamil Nadu Governor on 24 April, 2000.
With inputs from PTI