Tamil Nadu Government submits prison board report on Nalini to High Court

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Chennai, Mar 11 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday submitted the Prison Advisory Board report on the plea for premature release of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Nalini to the Madras High Court.

The Government submitted the report in a sealed cover.

Nalini, who is undergoing life imprisonment, is lodged at the Vellore Central Jail.

On Wednesday, the two Judge Bench comprising Justice Elipe Dharma Rao and Justice K.K. Sasidharan had asked the State Government to submit the report on Thursday.

The Tamil Nadu Government advocate G.Desingu claimed that the Government had just received the report and sought time to study it.

Nalini's original death sentence was commuted to life in prison after Sonia Gandhi intervened and asked for the reprieve for Nalini after the assassin had a baby daughter.

In September 2009, Nalini went on a hunger strike to demand that she be set free. In her appeal to the Madras High Court, she said, "I would like to settle down peacefully... I am already 43. ue to my health condition after 18 years in jail, I cannot expect to live long." (ANI)

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