7 convicts release: Thirumavalavan, Arputhammal to meet Shah today

Thol Thirumavalavan

Chennai: Seeking the release of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Chidambaram MP and Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi leader Thol Thirumavalavan is scheduled to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah later this morning.

He would be accompanying Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan, one of the seven convicts undergoing life sentence in the case.

Arputhammal has been moving heaven and earth for the past several decades to get her son released from prison, saying he was innocent of the crime.

After the Supreme Court put the ball in the court of the State government to release the convicts, the AIADMK government 2018, recommended to the Governor to order their release. The Governor is yet to act in the case.

It is in such a situation that Arputhammal and Thirumavalavan are meeting Amit Shah this morning.

NT Bureau