Fri, 25 Jun 2021 Today's Paper

HC seeks response

23 November 2010 03:00 am - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

CHENNAI: The top court in Tamil Nadu has sought a response from the state government on a petition filed by Rajiv Gandhi murder convict Nalini Sriharan, a Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger activist, who is serving a life sentence in the case.

Nalini, aged 44, had been seeking premature release under the general amnesty scheme, but the Madras High Court had rejected her plea on April 6.

On Monday, Justice M. Sathyanarayanan asked the government to submit its response by Nov. 30.

Nalini, who has served more than 19 years now, argued on March 24 that the state government issued an order accepting an advisery board’s recommendation and rejecting her plea for premature release.

She now seeks quashing of that order.

She cited certain observations of Supreme Court which she says are more relevant than an advisory board’s recommendation.

In rejecting her release, the court on April 6 had held that Nalini had committed the crime in a “cunning and meticulous manner.”

The gravity of the crime denies her any consideration, the court said.

The advisory board comprising of state government officials had held the view that the crime committed by her was heinous in nature and she had harboured the prime accused involved in the assassination of the former prime minister.

Rajiv Gandhi died in a Tamil Tiger suicide attack in the industrial town of Sriperumbudur near Chennai on May 21, 1991 when he was on an election campaign.

A special court in January 1998 sentenced Nalini to death. The Supreme Court confirmed it.

But, the penalty was commuted to life by the state government on April 24, 2000, allowing a clemency petition.

Source: The Gulf Today
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 17

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Raman Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:53 PM

    True, no mercy for terrorist supporters. Indra Gandhi armed and trained LTTE: death sentence to her was delivered by Indian people. Enjoy your justice system.

    paul Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:25 AM

    i'm sorry but she needs to serve life behind bars, no mercy

    spark Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:26 AM

    It was the indian government that nurtured the LTTE and thus cardres such as Nalini...now they have listed her as "heinous in nature" and sentenced her to death for things they have taught. Where is the Mahatma and Dharma of this nation.

    Selvama Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:36 AM

    I wonder if Nalini thought since Rajiv was the cause the life of 10 000 Tamils when IPKF in Srilanka, If so I guess Rajiv deserve it. on the other hand even Piraba is not there why this poor girl has to suffer any more.

    Karthik Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:10 AM

    Did India punish the perpetrators who killed Indra Gandhi? If Sonia gandhi is out of power Nalini will be released without any delay

    prabav@gmail.com Wednesday, 24 November 2010 12:13 AM

    ajith can you explain what happened to the thero murdered a lady
    president gave amnesty

    malkanthi Tuesday, 23 November 2010 06:08 AM

    what about KP, Karuna, Pillayan the ones gave leadership and aid to LTTE? base your arguments considering these facts!

    Sam Tuesday, 23 November 2010 06:20 AM

    "Tamil Tiger activist" ...... ha ha ha

    shanthi Tuesday, 23 November 2010 06:21 AM

    Nalini , if you have any wrong ,you have to pay for it. There is no mercy

    Above the crowd Tuesday, 23 November 2010 06:49 AM

    Send her to Hilton.

    Janaka Tuesday, 23 November 2010 07:34 AM

    Yes. 19 year in jail is enough for her offence. She should be released now. She has done this when she was 23 years old. possibility is very much to cought LTTE's net during this age.

    spark Tuesday, 23 November 2010 07:44 AM

    What happens when soveriegn governments commit worse crimes on a part of their citizens? Should we sing patriotic songs then?

    Sadarana Kota Tuesday, 23 November 2010 10:48 AM

    Most of yourl want Nalini behind the bars even after spending 19 years ....
    How many years are we suppose to send the Tiger leaders (KP, Karuna..Etc.etc)
    Nalini killed Rajiv ...These LTTE leaders killed SL soldiers not one,Not two, In thousands How many civilians got victimised . Leaders who showed the path are happily moving with security and seat in the parliament. Rebels who followed them are suffering behind bars ....
    Very well known Big Tigers are enjoying there life no one to question them....
    But Civilians are in IDP camps till they identified as non LTTE..

    Ideally we should ask the government to put these tiger leaders in jail.

    xlntgson Tuesday, 23 November 2010 11:31 AM

    "Release her, TGTE needs a spokeswoman"

    Dilip Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:39 AM

    Nalini is no a Sri Lankan origin. She is an Indian married to a Sri Lankna called " Murugan".

    ajith Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:43 AM

    Harboring,aiding and abetting a terrorist too is a severe crime.
    Sorry no mercy to you.You have lost your prime age in the cell and will end up there too.

    Cobra Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:47 AM

    Did she think of compassion when she was about to commit murder? How can she expect it from others,then?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


SLPP eats humble pie over fuel price hike statement

The statement put out by SLPP (Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna) General Secretar

GSP+: Isn’t there a way out?

The European Parliament’s resolution on Sri Lanka on June 10 was the second

Is Litro Gas above the regulator?

After an in-house battle among members of the top management of the Consumer

Statistical blunders expose administrative weaknesses

Information helps save lives and during a pandemic a free-flow of vital, accu



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.