Name : A.G.Perarivalan,
Place of Birth : Jolarpet, Tamilnadu.
Date of Birth : 30-07-1971, Education : Diploma in ECE
Current residence : Central Prision, Vellore
Age when put behind bars : 19 years
Case associated : Rajiv Gandhi murder case
Charges on me : Purchased and given two 9 volt batteries
Punishment given : Death Penalty
No. of years in Prison : 21 years
Book I wrote in prison : An Appeal from the Death Row (Rajiv Murder case – the truth speaks) to download, click here
Theme of the book : Denied Justice ————————————————————–
References:- Download Rajiv Case Supreme Court judgement here:– SC Judgement – FULL
Reported journals:- AIR 1999 SC 2640; (1999) 5 SCC 253;
1999 CriLJ 3124; 1999 (3) SCALE 241;
The three Supreme Court Justices [Justices D.P.Wadhwa, K.T.Thomas and S.M.Qadri] delivered judgement on May 11, 1999.
Originally the above justices, wrote separate judgements. A majority opinion sets forth the decision of the court and punishments were decided accordingly.
Law journals combined all the three parts, gave paragraph numbers at their own and published. Hence the paragraph numbers were different in each publication. ————————————————————————-
Forewords by Justice V.R. KRISHNA IYER , (Former Judge, Supreme Court) in the book “An Appeal from the Death Row”:-
PERARIVALAN is now under sentence of death in the Vellore Jail. His soul is precious, his values noble, his jail life has not made him a criminal. Indeed, he redeems his colleagues and his book is evidence of the noble work of the man.
He has made an appeal against death sentence. I agree with him that death sentence is no longer valid in putting an end to murder.
Life is dear and given by God. Man, as Gandhiji put it has no right to take it away. I support this stand and hope that like many other countries India too will abolish death sentence.
(V.R. KRISHNA IYER)
2006 July 31. ——————————————————————- At the age of 19, I was tortured by investigative agencies and was portrayed as a bomb-making specialist by the media just because I had a diploma in electronics and communication. But K. Rahottaman, the chief investigation officer in the Rajiv case, who retired in 2005 as DSP, said they had no evidence.Read full article.