Why Oppose Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict's Parole Plea? Court Asks Tamil Nadu

The bench has adjourned the listening to to August 12.


The Madras Excessive Courtroom on Monday questioned why the Tamil Nadu authorities was vehemently opposing the parole software moved by Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict AG Perarivalan, whereas the cupboard has really useful launch of all seven convicts within the case.

“Your cupboard has really useful his launch in toto. Then why are you opposing his software for parole for one month. Don’t oppose for the sake of opposing,” a division bench, comprising Justices N Kirubakaran and VM Velumani mentioned to public prosecutor A Natarajan.

The PP defined that he’s not opposing for the sake of doing so, however however the applicant should have legitimate causes to hunt parole.

“Solely final yr he was out on depart. As per jail guidelines, a prisoner turns into eligible for subsequent parole solely after three years. Furthermore, the jail physician has made it very clear in his report that although the prisoner suffered a sequence of diseases, he’s at present underneath remedy for a similar and he’s secure,” Mr Natarajan mentioned.

Senior counsel Shanmugasundaram for the petitioner identified that there’s a provision within the jail guidelines underneath which the state can exempt a prisoner from such situations and grant parole.

“There are such exemptions, however the identical can’t be granted on medical grounds”, Mr Natarajan added.

Refusing to simply accept the competition, the bench mentioned that if guidelines prohibit depart on medical grounds, then such guidelines have turn into redundant. “It must be up to date. Do you imply to say diseases are usually not extraordinary conditions?”, the bench requested.

The courtroom then directed the state and the petitioner to file an affidavit on the present standing of the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Company probing the bigger conspiracy behind the Rajiv Gandhi assassination and the interim orders of the Supreme Courtroom in reference to the matter.

The bench then adjourned the listening to to August 12.

On July 29, the Tamil Nadu authorities had knowledgeable the courtroom that the Governor is awaiting the ultimate report of MDMA to take a call on the advice made by the cupboard to launch all of the seven life convicts of the case.

The problem pertains to a plea moved by T Arputham mom of life convict A G Perarivalan, who requested a route from the courtroom to grant 90 days parole to her son, who wants rapid medical consideration in view of assorted illnesses.

In addition to Nalini Sriharan and her husband, the others convicted within the Rajiv case are AG Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran and Robert Pyas.

All are serving life imprisonment for his or her function within the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Could 21, 1991 by an LTTE suicide-bomber at close by Sriperumbudur.


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