NEW DELHI, July
25, (Xinhua/GNA) - Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the assassination case of
former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was released Thursday on a
30-day parole to make arrangements for and attend her daughter's wedding,
out of Vellore jail, 138 km west of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu and
was received by her mother.
Madras high court had granted Sriharan leave earlier this month. During the
term of her parole, she will stay in Vellore and cannot speak to either media
or politicians," an official said. "Her daughter, who studies
medicine in Britain, is expected to join her next week."
been in prison for more than 27 years in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
Last year, she was granted a day's parole to make funeral arrangements
following death of her father.
was initially sentenced to death for her involvement in the assassination, was
later given life imprisonment by the Tamil Nadu government in 2000.
husband, Murugan, is also serving a life sentence.Gandhi was assassinated on
May 21, 1991 during an election rally at Sriperumbudur near southern Chennai
city by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a group demanding separate
home land for Tamils in neighboring Sri Lanka. Gandhi's murder was seen as
retaliation to India's move of sending peacekeepers (troops) to Sri Lanka in