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Centre Requested if Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convicts Can Contact Kin By way of Video

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File picture of Nalini Sriharan. The petitioner has alleged that Murugan was not permitted to witness by means of video name the funeral of his father who died on April 27. PTI Final Up to date: July 27, 2020, […]

File photo of Nalini Sriharan.

File picture of Nalini Sriharan.

The petitioner has alleged that Murugan was not permitted to witness by means of video name the funeral of his father who died on April 27.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: July 27, 2020, 10:47 PM IST

The Madras Excessive Court docket on Monday requested the Centre if the convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Nalini and her husband Murugan will be permitted to make at the least one video name from jail to his widowed mom in Sri Lanka.

A bench of Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice V M Velumani sought the Centre’s response on a plea by S Padma, Nalini’ s mom, searching for to allow her daughter and Murugan to make video calls to her mother-in-law in Sri Lanka and sister-in-law in London for at the least 10 minutes every day.

Contemplate this plea on humanitarian grounds, the bench requested Assistant Solicitor Basic of India G Karthikeyan.

The petitioner has alleged that Murugan was not permitted to witness by means of video name the funeral of his father who died on April 27. The Tamil Nadu authorities had earlier knowledgeable the courtroom that there was no provision both within the state jail rulesor in authorities orders to permit a prisoner to make video calls and even voice calls to any particular person in any international nation.

It stated the problems involving a international nation come underthe ambit of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs and that the state jail authorities or the federal government can’t take selections with the previous’s concurrence.

Beside Nalini and her husband, the others convicted in theRajiv case are A G Perarivalan, Santhan, Jayakumar, Ravichandran and Robert Pyas. All are serving life imprisonment for his or her position within the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi on Could 21, 1991 by an LTTE suicide-bomber at close by Sriperumbudur.


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