The Madras High Court treated as closed, the petition filed by Nalini, the life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking her premature release from jail, News Today reported.
When the petition came up for hearing, Justice M Sathyanarayanan said since the matter was pending in the Supreme Court, he was treating Nalini’s plea as closed.
The Judge however, asked the Tamilnadu government to consider her request for release based on the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict.
Nalini, who had been in Vellore Central Prison for more than 25 years, had on December last year filed a petition seeking a direction to the Tamilnadu government to release her under the provisions of Article 161 of the Constitution.
She also sought her release on the ground that she had completed more than 20 years in prison.