Nalini drops demand for transfer from Vellore prison
Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan, who had sought transfer from Vellore prison alleging harassment, has decided to drop the demand, saying conditions had improved in the jail, her counsel said today.delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2010 20:24 IST
Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini Sriharan, who had sought transfer from Vellore prison alleging harassment, has decided to drop the demand, saying conditions had improved in the jail, her counsel said on Saturday.
"She said that she will no more seek transfer to another prison as things have improved after Deputy Inspector General of Police Govindarajan conducted an inquiry in the prison," said P Pugalenthi who met her on Saturday.
Nalini, who is serving life imprisonment, had earlier given a three-page complaint and had decided to move the Madras High court, seeking a direction to transfer her from Vellore Prison to Puzhal Central Prison.
"In her three-page complaint to the IG prisons she had alleged that prison manual rules regarding rights of prisoners were being violated by jail authorities inside the prison while dealing with her. She has decided to drop the move as there is no harassment after Mr Govindarajan conducted an inquiry after she petitioned Inspector General of Police," Prisons," the lawyer said.
Meanwhile, Pugalenthi said that they will try to approach Tamil scholars, who have come from various parts of the world to attend the World Classical Tamil conference in Coimbatore, to request them to take up the case of Nalini's early release with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
Nalini completed 19 years in jail on June 13.
First Published: Jun 26, 2010 20:17 IST