Nalini Sriharan a life convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case walked out of Vellore jail in Tamil Nadu for a month long vacation to attend her daughter Harithra’s wedding.
She stepped out of jail surrounded by women police and was received by her mother. She is expected to meet her daughter next week once she arrives from United Kingdom.
Authorities imposed a few restrictions for her leave, she shouldn’t leave Vellore and is not allowed to meet politicians or speak to the media.
The Madras High Court granted one month leave in a hearing at which she argued for herself. While, asking for leave of six months, Nalini Sriharan made an emotional appeal and argued she had been wrongfully punished in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
In 2018, she was granted a day’s parole to attend the last rites of her father, Sankara Narayanan in Chennai.
This is the first time during the 28 years she has spent behind bars that Nalini has availed leave. Nalini’s husband, Murugan, is also serving a life sentence and is housed in the same jail.
Nalini Sriharan was initially sentenced to death for providing shelter to Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin. However, after intervention by Sonia Gandhi, that sentence was commuted to life after she gave birth to her daughter, Harithra Hariharan, in jail.
Source : Various