A G Perarivalan, a convict in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was granted parole on Thursday. He has been granted parole 0f 30 days for the treatment of his father, reported news agency ANI. Serving a term of life sentence, this is the first time Perarivalam was granted parole since his arrest in 1991.
Perarivalan’s mother Arputham Ammal made several appeals and even filed a petition with the special cell of Chief Minister to grant her son parole to meet his bed ridden father.
DMK working President MK Stalin welcome the parole granted to Perarivalan. He said,”I welcome parole granted to Perarivalan, urge Centre and State to pursue his permanent release from jail.”
On June 11, 1991, Perarivalan was incarcerated, this was just three days after Rajiv Gandhi‘s assassination. As per reports, he was charged with providing a 9-volt battery to Sivarasan for the explosive device to assassinate Indira Gandhi’s son Rajiv.
Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a suicide bomber at nearby Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991, and seven persons Murugan, Santhan, Perarivalan, Nalini, Robert Payas, Jayakumar and Ravichandran, were convicted in the case.
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