Nalini claims threat to life, complains of assault

Days after she complained of being harassed by officials at the high-security Vellore prison, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict Nalini has alleged that her life is under threat.

Updated: May 12, 2010, 23:15 PM IST

Chennai: Days after she complained of
being harassed by officials at the high-security Vellore
prison, Rajiv Gandhi assassination case life convict Nalini
has alleged that her life is under threat and claimed of being
assaulted by jail authorities.

In recent letters to ADGP Prisons K R Shyamsundar, she
alleged that attempts were being made to poison her food and
that she was also being assaulted.

In separate letters to him, she also alleged that her
cell had not been cleaned for days and expressed fears of
officials `planting` something there to recover it, apparently
hinting at the recovery of a mobile phone from her cell last
month.

She had last month written to Shyamsundar, alleging
that she was being harassed by prison authorities.
However, officials were not available to respond to
her allegations.

On May 10, the government had informed the state
assembly that she had made calls to foreign countries from the
mobile, including to Sri Lanka and Britain.

The Madras High Court had recently rejected her
application for premature release.

PTI