Addressing media persons, Elangovan said that Supreme Court has asked the TN Governor to decide on pardon for Perarivalan in three-four days, and the party has no objections.
A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat said the court had extended the parole by a week on November 23 and directed the state to provide escort to Perarivalan.
According to the petitioner, Perarivalan's prevailing health conditions are at risk as many of his fellow jail inmates were testing positive for COVID-19
The recommendation is pending with the Governor for over two years as the government is waiting for a larger conspiracy angle to be probed.
AG Perarivalan was awarded the death penalty in 1991 for his involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The two-member bench of justices N Kirubakaran and P Velmurugan passed the order on the plea moved by T Arputham, the mother of the convict
The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved orders on a plea seeking parole for AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The additional public prosecutor M Prabhavathi submitted, “The government has rejected the application as he was found ineligible for such ordinary leave under the prison rules.”
The Madras High Court on Monday wondered why Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict AG Perarivalan cannot be granted parole on medical grounds.
Perarivalan has sought all records and documents, correspondence, etc., relating to the release of Dutt from Yerawada Central Jail.
The two-member bench comprising justices R Kirubakaran and VM Velumani made the observation while hearing a habeas corpus plea moved by T Arputham, the mother of life convict AG Perarivalan
CIC, the top appellate authority in the matters pertaining to the RTI, held that it is in public interest that people get to know as to why a convict is being released.