HC grants three weeks' extra leave to Nalini

Wednesday 28th August 2019 06:05 EDT

The Madras High Court has extended by three weeks a month-long ordinary leave granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict S Nalini, 52, for making arrangements for the marriage of her daughter, residing in UK along with the latter’s paternal uncle in London. The judges granted the relief after accepting the submissions made by her counsel that the life convict could not arrange for her daughter’s marriage within a month’s period, which was due to expire on August 25, and therefore had pleaded for an extension. It was on July 5 this year, that the same the division bench had granted her parole for a month, though she had actually urged the court to let her be out of the prison for a period of six months. The convict had argued her plea in person.

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