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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Madras High Court extends parole of convict Nalini Sriharan by three weeks

Nalini Sriharan Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Madras Aug 22, 2019, 01.51 PM (IST)

Madras High Court on Thursday extended the parole granted to Nalini Sriharan, a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by three weeks.

On July 25, Nalini was released from Vellore central prison on month-long parole.

Madras high court on July 5 granted parole to Nalini to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding. Nalini's daughter Harithra Sriharan, who was born in prison and is currently a medical practitioner in London.

Nalini was granted parole on condition that during the period she would not be allowed to meet politicians or interact with the media.

This is her first such leave in 28 years of incarceration. Nalini was granted 12-hour parole in 2016 to attend the last rites of her father P Sankara Narayanan.

Nalini was initially sentenced to death, however, her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the Tamil Nadu government on April 24, 2000.

Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated during an election rally at Sriperumpudur on May 21, 1991. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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Nalini was initially sentenced to death, however, her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by the Tamil Nadu government on April 24, 2000.