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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

Plea for parole for Rajiv assassin Ravichandran dismissed

Madurai, 03 August, (

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday (02 August) dismissed a plea seeking one-month ordinary leave for P Ravi alias Ravichandran – (a Sri Lankan Tamil), a life convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Ravi's mother P Rajeswari filed the petition saying that she submitted a representation to the jail authority on March 17 seeking ordinary leave to her son. But, there was no action on it.

The division bench of justices M M Sundresh and N Sathishkumar had earlier directed the state's Home Secretary to consider the representation to grant one-month parole to Ravi, a life convict in the case related to assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur near Chennai.

The petitioner had sought parole for her son saying she was getting old and wanted to settle family properties and spend time with him

On Wednesday, when the case came up for hearing, the government side said as per the earlier direction of the court, the authority considered the petitioner's representation seeking parole to her son but rejected the representation since he is ineligible as per the prison rule

Ravichandran, a life convict, is said to be languishing in the Madurai Central Prison since for the last 27 years.

- Asian Tribune -

P. Ravichandran - a life convict in Rajiv Gandhi assasination case. (File Photo)
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