The parole granted to Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict Nalini Sriharan is set to end in a week, as the Madras High Court on Thursday refused to grant anymore extension of parole to her.
Nalini was initially granted leave only for a month after she presented her case in person. Thereafter, based on another representation made by her that her relatives living abroad are scheduled to come late, the court extended the ordinary leave by another three weeks.
Now, with the three-week extension scheduled to expire on September 19, she moved the present plea seeking further extension. However, with the bench making its intention known that it was not going to grant any further extension Nalini’s counsel M Radhakrishnan withdrew the plea.
In her present application, Nalini stated that her mother-in-law was arriving from Sri Lanka as her presence was essential to complete the marriage arrangements. But since there was a delay in her obtaining visa, Nalini sought the court to extend the parole till then.
Nalini and 6 others are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi by a suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur on May 21, 1991.