Tamil Nadu

Perarivalan out on parole for a month

A.G. Perarivalan, one of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, came out of the Central Prison for Men here at 8.54 p.m. on Thursday, after the State government granted him parole for a month.

This is the first time Perarivalan, arrested at the age of 19 a few days after the former Prime Minister’s assassination at an election rally on the night of May 21, 1991, is coming out of the prison.

He left in a vehicle with heavy posse of police personnel for Jolarpet, his native village.

Movement restricted

According to prison officials, he would not be permitted to leave his residence during the parole period expect for signing at the Jolarpet police station every day. He cannot speak to the media. The decision to release him on parole, according to a Government Order, follows the request made by his mother Arputhammal seeking ordinary leave for 30 days so that the convict could visit his ailing father Gnanasekaran. Though the request could not be entertained under Rule 22 (1) of the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982, the Advocate-General opined there was scope in Rule 22.

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