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Perarivalan released from Puzhal jail on bail

- March 15, 2022

Chennai, March 15 (BPNS)

After serving 31 years of prison term, the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict, A.G. Perarivalan came out of Puzhal jail in Chennai on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court of India had granted him bail.

Perarivalan and his mother Arputham Ammal told media persons outside the jail premises that they thanked everyone who stood with them in their ‘fight for justice.’

Arputham Ammal while addressing media persons said,” This is an important phase in the 31 years of fight for justice.  This bail is an interim relief and my fight will continue with your support until my son and all other prisoners, in this case, are released from jail”.

She said that she thanked the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K.Stalin, Opposition leader and former Chief Minister, Edappady K. Palaniswami, and everyone who stood by her.

Perarivalan’s mother said, “ I would like to recall the name of Sengodi( She had immolated herself against the capital punishment awarded to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts including Perarivalan)  who gave her life for the cause and I do thank the media, lawyers, and human rights activists at this moment.”

She said that she and Perarivalan will meet everyone who stood by them.

It may be noted that Perarivalan was arrested in June 1991 and served 31 years of prison term.

Justices Nageswar Rao and BR Gavai of the Supreme Court of India had granted him bail taking note of the petition by Perarivalan’s lawyers that he had served more than 30 years in prison.