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SC Grants One Week Probation for Rajiv Gandhi Murder Convict, AG Perarivalan | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday extended the probation of AG Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi murder case, for a week. The high court also ordered the Tamil Nadu government to provide him with police protection so that he could undergo a medical check at the hospital.
Earlier this month, Perarivalan was taken to a private hospital in Villupuram for a medical checkup, hospital sources said. He was treated on an outpatient basis and tests were performed for presenting urological problems, hospital sources reported. Later, he was taken to another private hospital on Tiruchy Road for a general check-up.
Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Supreme Court that the governor of Tamil Nadu has to accept a request for a referral to the convicted of Rajiv Gandhi’s murder, AG Perarivalan, who is serving a life sentence in the case.
In its affidavit filed on November 20, the CBI said that Perarivalan is not the subject of further investigation by the CBI-led Multidisciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), which is conducting an investigation into the aspect of the ‘largest conspiracy’ as mandated by the Jain Commission report.
The higher court is hearing a guilty plea from the 46-year-old Perarivalan, who seeks the suspension of his life sentence in the case until the investigation into MDMA is completed.
(With inputs from agencies)

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