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Madras High Court grants convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case two weeks’ parole

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The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday granted two weeks’ parole to Ravichandran, who is serving a life sentence for his involvement in the plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

n his petition, Ravichandran had asked to be released on parole for a month to help his aged mother resolve property problems in Tamil Nadu, the Deccan Chronicle reported. He said he had been in prison for 26 years and was released on parole thrice.

At the previous hearing, the police had objected to his parole plea, saying they would find it difficult to provide security. Since Ravichandran was involved in the murder of a former prime minister, granting him parole may pose risks to his life, the police had said.(Agencies)

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