Chennai, Nov 15: Pursuant to the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court order on September 2, the Tamil Nadu government has given an ordinary leave of 30 days to P. Ravichandran, one of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
This is the sixth time that Ravichandran has got a leave during his 29 years of jail term.
Ravichandran got the ordinary leave by virtue of Section 432 of CrPC(Power of Government to suspend or remit sentences), and Rule 40 of Tamil Nadu suspension of Sentences Rules, 1982 (Power of Government to give exemption to the rules).
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court comprising Justices V. Bharathidasan and S. Ananthi had directed the state to pass a suitable order on the petition of Ravichandran’s mother P. Rajeswari.
She had informed the Government and the court that her son requires surgery in his right eye and that he required two months of ordinary leave.