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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Grants 30-Day Leave To Rajiv Gandhi Case Convict



Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin relaxed relevant rules and ordered grant of 30 day ordinary leave.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has ordered 30-day ordinary leave for AG Perarivalan, a Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict who is lodged in the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

MK Stalin, considering a petition from Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan seeking leave on medical grounds for her son, relaxed relevant rules and “ordered grant of 30 day ordinary leave,” an official release said.

Perarivalan, serving life sentence, is among the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assasination case.

The former Prime Minister was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur near here by a woman suicide bomber Dhanu at an election rally of the Congress party.

Last year, the Madras High Court had granted him 30-day parole and the Supreme Court had extended it by a week for medical check up.

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