Chennai, July 29 : Arputhammal, mother of AG Perarivalan,one of the seven life convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and urged him to take steps for the release of all the convicts.
Ms Arputhammal was accompanied by Lok Sabha members, VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan and D Ravikumar.They submitted a memorandum to Mr Shah demanding the release of all the convicts, an issue which was pending before the Tamil Nadu Governor.
Later, she said Shah assured them that he would consider their plea and take necessary steps on the matter.She said she had been fighting for the release of her son for the last 28 years.Recently, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami told the Assembly that the State Government was committed to the release of all the seven convicts.He said, "Based on the verdict of the Supreme Court, the State Cabinet adopted a resolution recommending their release under Article 161 of the Constitution and the same has been forwarded to Governor Banwarilal Purohit."It was up to the Governor to take a decision, he added.
The seven convicts V Sriharan alias Murugan, T Suthanthiraraja alias Santhan, Perarivalan alias Arivu, Jayakumar, Robert Payas and Nalini, have been in jail for the last 28 years and the demand for their release has been gaining momentum with various political parties urging the State government to exert pressure on the Governor to act on the State Cabinet resolution.(UNI)