July 19, 2019 | 6:09 AM IST
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Nalini Sriharan, serving term in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granted parole for daughter’s wedding

The Madras High Court on Friday granted a 30-day parole to Nalini Sriharan serving life sentence in former Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case. She is one of the seven convicts serving the term in the case. The division bench of Justice MM Sundaresh and Justice M Nirmal Kumar also directed the Tamil Nadu government to finalise the process for her release within ten days.

Sriharan, lodged in a Special Prison for Women in Vellore, had initially sought leave from jail to arrange for her daughter’s wedding who is pursuing medicine in the United Kingdom, but the court informed her that the rules only allowed her a month’s parole. The court also exempted her from paying the police security fee as is required, says a report.

She was granted parole by Justice R Mala in 2016 for 24-hours to attend her father’s cremation and final rites. Nalini’s husband Murugan and five others are serving life imprisonment in the same case in different jails. The court has also directed her to refrain from giving any interviews, meeting media persons or members of any political parties.

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