High Court grants 24-hr parole to Nalini to attend father’s rites
Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was on Tuesday granted one-day parole by the Madras high court to attend the 16th day obsequies of her father, who died last month.
She had filed a petition seeking three days’ leave from Tuesday for attending the obsequies of her father. The 16th day obsequies of her father are scheduled to be held at Kottur on Wednesday, she submitted.
Justice R Mala, before whom the plea came up, granted her 24-hour parole starting from 4 pm (Tuesday). The judge said she should be under police escort and be brought back to prison by 4 pm on Wednesday.
In her petition, Nalini submitted that she had made a representation on March 2 to the Superintendent of Special Prison for Women in Vellore, where she is lodged, seeking three days leave but the official had not responded.