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Perarivalan’s mom to go for appeal, his counsel hopeful

Published: 11th July 2013 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2013 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

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Arputhammal, mother of A G Perarivalan, one of the death convicts in the former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case said an appeal would be made again to seek the reasons behind the rejection of her son’s mercy petition.

“We will go for an appeal to know the reasons for the rejection of the mercy petition,” Arputhammal told Express. “I will meet him (Perarivalan) in the coming week. Then we will go for an appeal,” she added.

Perarivalan had presented his case through video-conference from the Vellore Central Prison for Men while joint secretary of MHA J P Aggrawal and under secretary (judicial) Rakesh Jhingan participated on the other side.

They stated that according to Article 74 (2) of the Constitution of India, the advice, which led to the rejection of Perarivalan’s mercy plea rejection is privileged and shall not be inquired into in any court, said Perarivalan’s advocate.

The IC had passed an interim order on May 17  granting an opportunity to Perarivalan to file his written submissions within two weeks.He filed a petition under Section  4 (1) (d) of the Right To Information (RTI) Act 2005, seeking the reasons for rejection of his mercy plea. The Minister of Home Affairs (MHA) responded to  his petition and submitted its reply to CIC on May 31. Though Information Commissioner of CIC Sushma Singh turned down Perarivalan’s plea, she directed the MHA to provide the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) investigation report to the appellant. She said, “If the said document attracts any of the exemption provisions of the RTI Act, the CPIO will pass a speaking order with that regard.”

Perarivalan’s counsel in Delhi told Express,“The MDMA’s investigation report is critical and an important development in the case. It will help us establish Perarivalan’s  innocence.”



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