Supreme Court extends Rajiv Gandhi case convict AG Perarivalan’s parole by a week
The Supreme Court on Friday extended by a week the parole granted to AG Perarivalan, convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, and made it clear that no further extension will be given.
A three- judge bench headed by Justice LN Rao granted the parole to the convict on November 23. The bench also directed the state to provide escort to Perarivalan who sought the extension for medical reason.
Perarivalan is serving a life-term at Puzhal Central Prison near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
The top court said that in view of the submissions of senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan, appearing for the petitioner and advocate Balaji Srinivasan, representing Tamil Nadu, Perarivalan’s parole is extended by one week from Friday.
Perarivalan was first granted parole from November 9 to November 23 by the Madras High Court on medical grounds, which was extended by the top court.