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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 77

Court order on daughter of convicts in Rajiv murder

[b]Court order on daughter of convicts in Rajiv murder[/b]

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to consider and pass orders on the visa application of Srikaran Megara, daughter of Nalini and Murugan, convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, in six weeks.

Justice D. Murugesan passed the order on a writ petition filed by Ms. Nalini, who is in jail for the past 14 years. According to the petition, the 13-year-old Srikaran Megara was living with her grandparents in Sri Lanka. She met her parents last about seven years ago, and she was eager to meet them in jail now, the petition said.

Nalini and Murugan were arrested on June 14, 1991 in connection with the assassination.

Megara, now a IX standard student in Sri Lanka, was born at the Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital on January 21, 1992. While the death sentence of Nalini had been commuted to life term, Murugan's mercy petition was dismissed by the State Government.

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