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Madras HC refuses to extend parole for Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini

The Madras High Court dismissed S Nalini’s latest plea, a convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination on Thursday (September 12) seeking an extension of parole for 15 days till October 15.

When the case came up for hearing on Thursday, Justices MM Sundresh and RMT Teeka Raman dismissed her plea.

Nalini filed the petition before the Madras High Court on Wednesday (September 11) after the prison authorities rejected her appeal on September 5 for parole extension for 15 days.

On July 25, she came out of the Vellore prison for a period of one month to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding who resides in London, United Kingdom. Nalini has been staying along with her mother at the residence of a Dravidian outfit functionary at Sathuvacheri in Vellore.

In the plea, Nalini stated that she could not complete the wedding arrangements because of the delay in the arrival of her mother-in-law who is in Sri Lanka, and sought for an additional 15 days of parole.

Nalini’s representative, who filed the petition, said that her mother-in-law’s presence was important as her father-in-law was a cancer patient.

It may be recalled that after coming out of prison on July 25 on a one month parole, Nalini filed a petition again, seeking for another one month parole and court granted it.

Meanwhile, Nalini’s husband Murugan, who is also a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has filed a petition before the prison officials seeking for parole. The petition was filed through their counsel P Pugalenthi and M Radhakrishnan.

When asked whether they would move Madras High Court for his parole as well, P Pugalenthi said that it would not be necessary since the prison authorities are giving positive replies.

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