He was sentenced to death in 1998 alongside six others, but his sentence was reduced to life imprisonment in 2014.
에 2015, Perarivalan’s attorney K. Paari Vendhan filed a mercy plea, which was referred to Tamil Nadu’s governor. Vendhan later filed an application for bail to the Supreme Court, after failing to receive a response from the governor for years.
In March this year, the Supreme Court granted Perarivalan bail for his “conduct during his long incarceration,” the educational qualifications he obtained in jail, 그리고 그의 “ill health,” 법원 문서에 따르면. The court heard the governor had referred the mercy plea to India’s President Ram Nath Kovind.
수요일에, the Supreme Court ruled it would release Perarivalan, rendering his sentence complete under a constitutional provision that allows the court to pass an order when a case is held up. The court found the governor did not have the power to refer the mercy plea to the president and had failed to respond to the plea, Vendhan said.
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister M.K
. Stalin on Wednesday 트윗 a video of him meeting and embracing Perarivalan after his release