Assassin of foremr Indian PM shifted jail due to alleged harassment

18:37, June 28, 2010      

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Nalini Sriharan, a convicted assassin of late Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been shifted out of the Vellore prison in the southern state of Tamil Nadu after she complained of harassment by the jail authorities.

Nalini has spent 19 years in the Vellore prison. She will now be lodged in Chennai's Puzhal Central Prison.

She had earlier given a three-page complaint to the jail authorities and had decided to move the Madras High court, seeking a direction to transfer her from Vellore Prison to Puzhal Central Prison.

"Prison manual rules regarding rights of prisoners are being violated by jail authorities in the Vellore Central Prison while dealing with me," she had written to the prison in-charge.

"Nalini was being prevented from communicating with the outside world," Nalini's lawyer P. Pugalenthi alleged.

Nalini, however, decided to drop her demand later on this month saying that conditions had improved in Vellore jail.

"She said that she will no more seek transfer to another prison as things have improved after Deputy Inspector General of Police Govindarajan conducted an inquiry in the prison," Pugalenthi added.

Nalini's petition for premature release was rejected by Madras High Court in May 2010.



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