Tamil Nadu

Home Secretary asked to file counter in parole plea


A division bench of Justices S. Vimala and T. Krishnavalli, hearing a plea for parole filed by Ravichandran, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, directed the Home Secretary and prison authorities to file a counter.

Ravichandran, who is currently lodged in Madurai Central Prison , has moved the High Court seeking parole for a period of one month to settle a property dispute of the family. His plea for parole was earlier rejected by the prison authorities.

A Special Court trying cases under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in Poonamallee had sentenced Ravichandran and 25 others to death. However, on appeal, the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Ravichandran and three others to life imprisonment.

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