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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

Rajiv Assassin: Perarivalan Parole Period Further Extended By One Month

Chennai, 24 September, (

The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, decided to extend the parole of A G Perarivalan, one of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by one more month.

"With just one day left for his one-month parole to end, the decision has been taken following requests from his mother Arputham Ammal and leaders, and considering his health and family reasons," sources said.

Earlier, law minister C V Shanmugam, who reached Chennai from New Delhi, told reporters that chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami would take a decision on Perarivalan's parole extension and an official announcement would be made soon.

Accordingly, under sub-rule (2) of rule 22 of the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982, the Governor of Tamil Nadu, extended the ordinary leave for a further period of thirty days from the date of expiry of the earlier spell of the ordinary leave on certain conditions, which include he shall report at the nearest Police Station daily once.

According to the government orders, the escort Police should ensure the compliance of the conditions and shall submit a daily report to the Additional Director General of Police/ Inspector General of Prisors, Chennai.

On August 25, for the first time since his arrest in 1991 Perarivalan was granted parole by the Tamil Nadu Government.

His mother had applied for one month parole for him to visit his ailing father.

The government order, granting him 'ordinary leave' or parole, did not specify the number of days of parole.
Perarivalan and six other convicts have been in prison since 1991, the year a woman Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew her up and killed Gandhi at an election rally near Chennai.

- Asian Tribune -

A G Perarivalan seen with his mother Arputham Ammal
diconary view
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