The Madras High Court on Tuesday asked Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy to submit documents backing his arguments opposing early release of S Nalini, life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, when the case came up for hearing on August 29.
Justice S Nagamuthu gave the direction when the court had already rejected Swamy, whose petition to implead in the case, appeared before him and sought permission to submit the documents.
Declining to accept Swamy's plea, the Judge, however, directed him to submit the documents at the time when Nalini's petition came up for hearing on August 29.
Nalini, presently lodged at Vellore Central Prison, had filed the petition seeking premature release citing good conduct and completion of 17 years in jail.
Her death sentence was commuted to life after Congress President Sonia Gandhi intervened on compassionate ground that Nalini had delivered a baby girl in jail.
Recently, Priyanka Vadra, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi, met Nalini at the prison.