`Nalini`s mobile call records under further probe`

The TN govt on Monday said that Nalini had made several calls from the mobile phone recovered from her cell in the high-security Vellore prison including to her daughter and the call records are being probed.

Updated: May 10, 2010, 17:42 PM IST

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday
said that Nalini, serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi
assassination case, had made several calls from the mobile
phone recovered from her cell in the high-security Vellore
prison including to her daughter and the call records are
being probed.

Informing the state Assembly, Law Minister
Duraimurugan said the `Q` branch wing of state police, which
is analysing call records of the phone, was further probing
into the calls made and received.

"We will share whatever information we get on this
matter regularly with you," he said intervening senior
Congress member D Sudarassanam who raised the issue while
participating in a debate for grants on the Home department.

Sudarassanam alleged lack of enough surveillance on
Nalini which allowed her access to a mobile phone and
expressed concern at this since she was convicted in the
assassination of a former prime minister and that she had been
making calls to foreign countries for the past one year.

He advised that the state could seek the Centre`s
assistance in technical knowhow to crack the phone records.

The mobile phone was recovered from Nalini`s prison
cell on April 20 during a routine check by prison officials.
The state government had handed over the analysis of the phone
records to `Q` branch, which deals with extremist activities
in the state.

Nalini had made calls to foreign countries including
Sri Lanka and Britain.

PTI