Rajiv Gandhi case convict Perarivalan gets a week’s parole from SC for medical check-up

The order came on a petition filed by Perarivalan where he has challenged the delay on his remission plea pending with Governor since 2015.
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991(File Photo)
Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991(File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbraham Thomas| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

The Supreme Court on Monday granted a week’s parole to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict AG Perarivalan for medical check up.

The order was passed by a three- judge bench headed by Justice LN Rao after Perarivalan’s lawyer senior advocate Gopal Shankarnaraynan pointed out that his parole was ending today. He was granted parole by the designated court earlier from November 9 to 23 for medical check up. But since he was not provided with police escort, he was unable to get it done. This was informed to the apex court which directed the state government to provide police escort and extended his parole by a week.

The order came on a petition filed by Perarivalan in which he had challenged the delay on his remission plea pending with Governor since 2015.

The Tamil Nadu government had earlier informed the court that the Governor had sought a report from Union home ministry for response on the remission plea as a multi-disciplinary probe by CBI is underway on the larger conspiracy with relation to Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination in September 1991.

The Court had asked CBI to respond on the progress in its larger conspiracy probe. The CBI filed an affidavit last week before the court informing that the probe had nothing to do with the remission plea of Perarivalan as the scope of the probe was against persons other than those who were already convicted.

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