Nalini seeks three-day parole for father’s funeral rites

Even as the Tamil Nadu Government has written to the Centre seeking its opinion on releasing the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, one of the convict S Nalini has moved the Madras High Court seeking parole for three days to attend the 16th day funeral rites of her father
Nalini seeks three-day parole for father’s funeral rites

Chennai

Nalini in her plea has contended that after her father Sankaranarayanan died on February 23, 2016, she was granted parole by the Superintendent of Prison, Special Prison for Women, Vellore for 12 hours on February 24 for performing last rites at Kottur, Chennai.
Submitting that on promptly attending the funeral with due escort, she was lodged in the prison the same day at 7 PM, she said since the 16th day funeral rites of her father is scheduled to be held on March 9, she wanted to attend it. 
Based on that she had made a representation on March 2, to the Superintendent of Prison, Special Prison for Women, Vellore to grant three days’ leave for attending the ceremony at Kottur, Chennai.  
But her application was yet to be considered and she had no options but to approach the court for relief, she said. She contended that the failure to grant her permission was violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the constitution, which deals with protection of life and personal liberty.

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