Four of the six convicts who were released earlier this year in connection with the murder of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi face deportation.
New Delhi: Four of the six convicts who were released earlier this year in connection with the murder of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi face deportation. They might receive the deportation order within the next 10 days, according to officials.
Robert Pious and Jayakumar were released from Puzhal Prison in Chennai when the Supreme Court reduced their sentences, whereas Murugan alias Sriaharan and Santhan were released from Vellore Prison. At the time, Ravichandran and Nalini Sriharan were already free on parole.
The news that all four face deportation shocked Nalini, who is married to Murugan. On Monday, she went to the Trichy special camp and pleaded with the Central and State governments to relocate the refugees to the nations of their choice.
“I’ve asked the Collector to send Murugan to the country where our daughter Haritha lives. “Santhan wants to go to Sri Lanka, while the other two have not yet decided,” stated Nalini.
In the meantime, Trichy Collector Praveen Kumar went to a special camp on Monday after getting the news that convicts were considering going on hunger strike.
“We had information regarding the plan for a hunger strike protest by Robert Pious and Jayakumar. We talked to them and overcame the issue. This is the normal procedure for keeping the foreigners who are out on bail. They have to reveal their citizenship, and then they will be deported to their respective countries. “Blood relatives have the permission to visit, but without mobile phones,” said Praveen Kumar.
He further said, “Foreign Regional Registration Officers of the Ministry of External Affairs have sent a statement to the Sri Lankan Embassy.” Once their citizenship is confirmed, we will deport them. “We hope that a deportation order will be received in 10 days,” stated Praveen Kumar.