Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict released on parole

Updated: 25 Aug 2017 08:10 PM

Vellore (Tamli Nadu) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): AG Perarivalan, one of the convict in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was on Thursday released from Vellore jail after being granted parole.

Earlier on Thursday, Perarivalan was granted parole.

The mother of the convict, Arputham Ammal had requested the Central Prison in Vellore to grant 30 days leave to Perarivalan, for the treatment of his father Gnanasekaran.

The request was earlier rejected by the Deputy Inspector General of prison, Vellor Range, stating that he is not eligible for ordinary leave under Rule 22.

However, the Additional Director General of police had said that leave can be granted on the condition that life convict Perarivalan should be provided with strong police escort during the period of leave.

His mother Arputham Ammal had filed several petitions with the Chief Minister's special cell, seeking the release of her son on parole to meet his bed-ridden father. (ANI)

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