Rajiv Gandhi case convict Nalini Sriharan gets 12-hour parole for last rites of father

Vellore: Nalini Sriharan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was on Wednesday granted a 12-hour parole to attend the last rites of her father.

File photo of Nalini. Reuters

File photo of Nalini Sriharan. Reuters

"She has been granted a 12-hour parole and will return to jail by this evening," a jail official of Women's prison here told PTI.

She left the Vellore Central Prison (women's jail) under police escort by 6.50 am.

She is on her way to Chennai where she will attend the cremation of her father Sankara Narayanan.

Nalini was sentenced to death by the trial court in the case on 28 January, 1998. Her sentence was commuted to life term by the Tamil Nadu Governor on 24 April, 2000.

On 14 December last year, she had moved Madras High Court seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to consider her representation for premature release, saying she has undergone imprisonment for more than 24 years.


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 11:23 AM

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