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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini seeks bail

- March 22, 2022

Chennai, March 22 (IANS)

Close on the heels of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict, A.G. Perarivalan was granted bail by the Supreme Court of India, another convict, Nalini Sreeharan is also seeking bail.

Nalini has moved a sub-application in the Madras High Court on Monday seeking bail just as the Supreme Court has granted bail to Perarivalan.

The sub-application has been moved along with her writ petition of 2020 seeking the court to grant her bail with immediate effect without waiting for the Governor to accord his consent to a 2018 recommendation of the Tamil Nadu government to release all the convicts in the Rajiv assassination case.

Nalini in the sub petition filed before the Madras High Court contended that the Supreme Court of India had granted bail to Perarivalan citing that he had spent more than three decades in prison. In her petition, she informed the Madras High Court that she had also spent more than three decades in prison and was entitled to get bail.

It may be noted that immediately on assuming office in May 2021, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin had requested President Ramnath Kovind to remit the life sentence of the seven convicts in Rajiv assassination case and to direct their immediate release.

Stalin had in his letter to the President said that most of the political parties in Tamil Nadu have been requesting for the remission of the remaining of their sentence and for immediate release of all the convicts.

The seven convicts are Nalini Sriharan, Murugan, Shanthan, AG Perarivalan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and P. Ravichandran.