CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday informed the Madras high court that application made by Rajiv Gandhi assassination life convict S Nalini seeking ordinary leave to take care of her ailing mother is under consideration.
State public prosecutor Hasan Mohamed Jinnah made the submission on the plea moved by Nalini’s mother S Padma seeking direction to the state to consider her application for ordinary leave.
Recording the submission, a division bench of Justice P N Prakash and Justice R Hemalatha adjourned the hearing to December 23.
According to the petitioner, in 2018 the state cabinet passed a resolution for release of her daughter and all other convicts sentenced to life term in the assassination case. A recommendation to this effect was also made to the governor.
However, the governor is sitting on the recommendation without taking any decision for over two years, she said.
Since my health condition deteriorated, I made an application to the superintendent of prison, special prison for women, Vellore seeking to grant leave for my daughter so that she can take care of me, the petitioner said.