Earlier, the court had asked the State Government to clear its position on the matter by June 10. Nalini, 37, had moved the High Court after her plea for release on the ground of good conduct and having completed over 17 years in jail was rejected by the Tamil Nadu Government. Initially, Nalini was sentenced to death along with her husband Sriharan alias Murugan and two others.
Later following an appeal by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her sentence was commuted to life-imprisonment on the ground that Nalini delivered a baby girl at the Vellore Central prison.
Meanwhile, prior to Nalini's petition seeking early release, Priyanaka Vadra met her at the prison in March.