Nalini Sriharan, serving a life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was granted one month parole on Friday by the Madras High Court after she argued her plea in person for seeking the relief to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding.
The parole was granted by a division bench of Justice MM Sundaresh and Justice M Nirmal Kumar.
The bench also directed the Tamil Nadu government to finalise the process for her release within ten days.
The bench ordered Nalini not to give any interviews and not to meet any political person while out on parole.
It may be mentioned here that she was brought to the court amid tight security in compliance with the June 25 order of the bench granting her permission to appear in person and argue on her petition.
Nalini Sriharan, lodged in the Special Prison for Women in Vellore for the last over 27 years, had sought six months leave to make arrangements for the marriage of her daughter.
Besides her, six others, including her husband Murugan, a Sri Lankan national, are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi by an LTTE suicide bomber during an election rally at Sriperumpudur near Chennai on May 21, 1991.