A woman activist has written to the Chief Justice of India to implead herself in the case filed by the Union government before the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the State government from releasing the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
P.Ahila said her husband, Valluvan, and her father-in-law, Pulavar Kaliyaperumal, were sentenced to death and the sentences were commuted to life imprisonment. Following a public interest litigation, then the Chief Justice Bhagwati ordered indefinite parole to them until release.
In her letter, she said that in 1983, Mr Bhagwati ordered the release of seven convicts, including her husband and father-in-law. Originally, Pulavar Kaliyaperumal and Valluvan were death sentenced besides their five family members to life imprisonment and later the death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment.
On a public interest litigation, the CJI granted ‘indefinite parole to them until release’. However, the State government had not taken any action on the formal release of the case, though the Supreme had warned it twice.
She said after Jayalalithaa became the Chief Minister in 1991, she passed the order on the release. Then the Central government did not intervene. Ms. Ahila also prayed the court not to entertain any petition which sought to stop the release of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi Assassination.
“Do not entertain any petition which seeks to stop the release of seven convicts in
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case’’