Rajiv case convict Perarivalan granted a month leave

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict A.G Perarivalan was granted ordinary leave for a month to take care of his ailing father, a top Tamil Nadu Prison official said.

Perarivalan who is in prison since 1991 and serving life imprisonment at the Vellore Central Prison will be released after compliance with norms for leave.

"Perarivalan is granted parole (ordinary leave) for a month to enable him to attend to his ailing father," a top State prison official told.

The leave is granted by the prison department in accordance with the Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982 following a plea from the convict citing the health status of his 76-year old father Gnanasekaran.

"The 30-day leave will be reckoned from the day he leaves the prison," the official said.