Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday issued notice to prison authorities on a petition filed by Robert Payas, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking a 30-day parole to make arrangements for his son’s marriage. A division bench of Justices MM Sundresh and RMT Teekaa Raaman ordered notice to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Prisons and the Superintendent of Police, Central Prison, Puzhal returnable by two weeks. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe petitioner submitted that he has been in prison since August 16, 1991 and has completed actual imprisonment of more than 28 years. During this period, he said he had not utilised the emergency or ordinary leave provided to him under Tamil Nadu Suspension of Sentence Rules, 1982 despite his good conduct in the prison. He also submitted that he moved the court as there was no progress on the representation made by him to the DIG of Prisons to grant parole of 30 days. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad In July, the court had granted one month parole to Nalini, another convict in the case, after she argued her plea in person for seeking the relief to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding. Payas and six other people are serving life imprisonment in the case related to the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi by a suicide bomber at an election rally in Sriperumbudur area of Kanchipuram district in the state on May 21, 1991.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested two more armed killers as Delhi witnessed its second encounter in the last 24 hours.As per police sources, the shooting incident took place in the Shahdara area of East Delhi on Tuesday morning. The arrested accused were identified as Taj Mohammed alias Taju (21), a resident of Muzzafar Nagar in UP and Liyakat Ali (48), a resident of Sonepat in Haryana. “We were working on the input. We received a tip about these 2 contract killers who were on their way to kill somebody. We were able to trace the location of the incident and a team was immediately formed to lay the trap for the criminals,” DCP of Special Cell, Sanjiv Yadav said. Earlier on Monday morning, there was an encounter in a special cell and miscreants in Delhi’s Dwarka area. In this encounter, the police have succeeded in arresting Kuldeep Rathi. Rathi is extremely close to the infamous crook Kapil Sangwan.