Nalini, Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, moves Supreme Court for release
After Perarivalan, Nalini, another convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, moved the Supreme Court seeking release on parity. She also sought bail while her plea is being heard in the Supreme Court.
Nalini along with six others were convicted for the assassination of the former Prime minister. One of the convicts, Perarivalan, who served 31 years in jail, was recently released after Supreme Court intervention.
Nalini, her husband Murugan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Perarivalan, Ravichandran, and Robert Pious were convicted for the assassination of the former PM.
The Supreme Court released Perarivalan on grounds that the Tamil Nadu Governor did not have the right to inordinately delay taking a decision on his mercy petition.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in May 1991.