Madras HC issues notice to TN govt on Nalini's parole

Madras HC issues notice to TN govt on Nalini's parole

Madras HC issues notice to TN govt on Nalini's parole
The Madras High Court on Monday issued notices to Tamil Nadu government to examine a petition filed by Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case, seeking parole for six months to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding.

Nalini moved the court after jail authorities rejected her parole petition recently.

When the case came up for hearing, Justice M S Ramesh asked the concern authorities to reply by August 7.

In her petition, Nalini contended that as a life convict, she was entitled to avail ordinary leave for one month once in two years as per rule. Nalini also claimed that She has not so far taken any leave during her stay in jail for more than 26 years.

Justifying her long leave, Nalini said she has to make arrangement for her daughter's marriage. Nalini's daughter is staying with her grand parents in the UK.

In her 26 years of incarceration, Nalini got parole twice. In 2004, she had got parole to attend the marriage of her brother. In 2016, she got the second parole to attend the last rites of her father.

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

In 2015, Nalini 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.
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