Vellore Central Prison
| A. Perarivalan|
| 30 July 1971 (age 44) (1971-07-30) Jolarpet, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu|
Bought and supplied two batteries which were used to detonate the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi
commuted to life imprisonment in 2014
Conspiracy (IPC 120-B)
Murder (IPC 320)
A. G. Perarivalan(born 1971) is an accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. He is on life imprisonment along with Murugan and Santhan who were other two convicts of the same case.
Perarivalan was born on 30 July 1971 in Jolarpet, Tamil Nadu to Gnanasekaran alias Kuyildasan and Arputham Ammal. His parents were followers of Periyar who is the founder of Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. He completed his Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the time of arrest. He completed his Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) through the Indira Gandhi National Open University while still in jail. In 2012, he scored highest ever mark among prisoners in Plus Two examination with 91.33 percent. In 2013, he got gold medal by topping a diploma course examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Open University.
He was arrested on 11 June 1991 at Periyar Thidal, Chennai by the CBI officers. He is charged with providing a 9-volt battery for the explosive device to assassination conspirator Sivarasan. His death penalty finally commuted to life term imprisonment after Supreme Court verdict on 18 February 2014. On 19 February 2014, Government of Tamil Nadu announced its decision to release A.G.Perarivalan along with 6 other convicts.An Appeal From The Death Row (Rajiv Murder Case — The Truth Speaks) – The book was released by Communist Party of India general secretary A.B. Bardhan. The book released in English, Tamil and Hindi versions.
A. G. Perarivalan Wikipedia