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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

Extend Parole of A.G. Perarivalan for Second Time - Arputhammal

Chennai, 21 October, (

With the parole period of A.G. Perarivalan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, coming to an end on October 24, his mother, T. Arputhammal has appealed to the Chief Minister to extend the parole (ordinary leave) for another 30 days.

On October 17, Arputhammal has written to the Chief Minister seeking extension of the parole for another 30 days, citing the health condition of his father T. Gnanasekaran alias Kuildasan.

She pointed out that her husband, who was suffering from hypertension, bronchial asthma, diabetes and neurological problems, diagnosed with benign enlargement of prostrate with chronic bronchitis and COPD. At Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai, he was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease with lumbo sacral spondylosis, benign prostatic hypertrophy.

For the first time A.G. Perarivalan, came out of the Central Prison for Men on 25 August, after the state government granted him parole for a month.

That was the first time Perarivalan, arrested at the age of 19 a few days after the former Prime Minister’s assassination at an election rally on the night of May 21, 1991, came out of the prison.

The first parole that was granted to him on August 24, ended on September 24. As per sub-clause 2 of Rule 22 of the TN Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982, the period of or ordinary leave shall not exceed one month at a time unless the government makes an exception.

Subsequently, State government issued an order on 26 September, extending the parole of A.G. Perarivalan, by another 30 days, following a request from his mother T. Arputham.

- Asian Tribune –

Perarivalan mother Arputhammal met CM Palaniswami on Sept 1 to thanked him for one-month parole. - File Photo
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