Nalini Sriharan and five others who were convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will be freed after spending 33 years in a prison following an order from the Supreme Court on Friday.
Nalini’s brother said that she is happy and grateful to the Supreme Court for passing the release order. The Supreme Court passed the order on humanitarian grounds as they had already spent 33 years in prison.
Originally Nalini was sentenced to death for her role in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by a suicide bomber in 1991 during an election rally in Srip[rerumbudur in Tamil Nadu. The sentence was later reduced to life sentence by the Supreme Court.
Nalini’s first priority is to reunite with her family. The Congress however criticised the decision of the court to free the killers of Rajiv Gandhi and said that it was unacceptable.