The State government has not received the report of the Prison Advisory Board, which considered a request for premature release of Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the government advocate submitted before the Madras High Court on Monday.
His submission came when an appeal filed by Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy came up for hearing before a Division Bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and N. Paul Vasanthakumar.
Single Judge’s order challenged
Dr. Swamy had challenged a single Judge’s order of September 2008 which said the Prison Advisory Board had not been validly convened.
The Judge had said Ms. Nalini’s case should be reconsidered by the board and the government should take a decision whether she should be given the benefit of premature release or not.