Chennai News Highlights: ‘Belief in my innocence kept me alive,’ says Nalini post release from jail – The Indian Express

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Rajiv Gandhi convicts Nalini Sriharan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and Murugan after being released from Tamil Nadu’s jail on Saturday (PTI)

Chennai News Highlights, November 12, 2022: A day after the Supreme Court ordered the release of the six remaining convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Nalini Sriharan, who was the only one to have witnessed the bombing on May 21, 1991, was released from Vellore jail on Saturday. Along with Nalini, the SC on Friday had freed T Suthendraraja alias Santhan, V Sriharan alias Murugan (her husband), Robert Payas, Jayakumar, and Ravichandran alias Ravi. In May this year, the court ordered the release of A G Perarivalan while exercising its powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.

In her first reaction after walking out of Vellore jail on Saturday, Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan thanked the people of Tamil Nadu for supporting her for 32 years, news agency ANI reported. Speaking to the media after her release, Nalini said, “I am thankful to the people of Tamil Nadu who supported me for 32 years. I thank both the State and Union Government.”

Close to 12 districts including Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet, Tiruvallur, Mayiladuthurai, and Villupuram have declared a rain holiday on Saturday to schools and colleges due to heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu. An average of 64.5mm of rainfall was recorded in Chennai in the past 24 hours till 8:30am on Friday, Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister K N Nehru said even as a Regional Meteorological Centre official said most parts of the state, neighbouring Puducherry and its Karaikal area would likely receive rain on three more days.

Chennai News Highlights: Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts Nalini Sriharan, 4 others walk out of jail; IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Chennai,  parts of Tamil Nadu in the next three days