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HC notice to TN govt on Rajiv case convict Nalini's plea

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Monday issued a notice to the government on a petition from Nalini, a life convict in the assassination case, seeking to appear as party in person to argue her plea for six months ordinary leave in view of her daughter's marriage.

When her miscellaneous petition came up for hearing, a division bench of Justices M Sathyanarayanan and Nirmal Kumar granted time till June 11 to the for filing a counter.

It also gave liberty to to approach the summer vacation court in case of any urgency for early hearing of her miscellaneous petition filed on her habeas corpus plea.

A habeas corpus plea is a petition which is filed to ensure a person under arrest is brought before a court which will determine whether the detention is legal.

In her plea, submitted that she has not availed any ordinary leave in the past over 27 years since she was lodged in the prison.

submitted that she had to make certain arrangements for the marriage of her daughter, alias Megra, who is presently residing with her grandparents in

She has sought a direction to the government and the prison authorities to produce her before the court enabling her to present her case personally.

Nalini was convicted in the case and sentenced to death. It was subsequently commuted to life term.

Besides her, six others are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former on May 21, 1991.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 15:55 IST