Nalini drops demand for transfer from Vellore jail

Rajiv Gandhi`s assassin Nalini Sriharan, who had sought transfer from Vellore prison alleging harassment, has decided to drop the demand, saying conditions had improved in the jail, her counsel said Saturday.

Updated: Jun 26, 2010, 21:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Rajiv Gandhi`s assassin Nalini
Sriharan, who had sought transfer from Vellore prison alleging
harassment, has decided to drop the demand, saying conditions
had improved in the jail, her counsel said Saturday.

"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," said P Pugalenthi who met her today.

Nalini, who is serving life imprisonment, had earlier
given a three-page complaint and had decided to move the
Madras High court, seeking a direction to transfer her from
Vellore Prison to Puzhal Central Prison.

"In her three-page complaint to the IG prisons she had
alleged that prison manual rules regarding rights of prisoners
were being violated by jail authorities inside the prison
while dealing with her. She has decided to drop the move as
there is no harassment after Mr Govindarajan conducted an
inquiry after she petitioned Inspector General of Police,"
Prisons," the lawyer said.

Meanwhile, Pugalenthi said that they will try to
approach Tamil scholars, who have come from various parts of
the world to attend the World Classical Tamil conference in
Coimbatore, to request them to take up the case of Nalini`s
early release with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

Nalini completed 19 years in jail on June 13.

PTI