The Madras High Court has granted a 24-hour parole to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan.

In her plea, Nalini had asked for a 3-day parole to take part in her father’s memorial. Last month, Nalini was granted 12-hour emergency leave to attend her father’s last rites in Chennai.

Nalini is lodged in Special Prison for Women in Vellore after her death sentence in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was commuted to life term by the Tamil Nadu governor in 2000.

Nalini was sentenced to death by the trial court in the case on January 28, 1998. Her sentence was commuted to life term by the Tamil Nadu Governor on April 24, 2000.

On December 14 last year, she had moved Madras High Court seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to consider her representation for premature release, saying she has undergone imprisonment for more than 24 years. (India Today)