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Supreme Court Unhappy With CBI Over Rajiv Gandhi Case Progress

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jan 2020 3:31am

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A Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices L. Nageshwara Rao and Hemant Gupta, on 14January, 2020 expressed its discontent on lack of progress made by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the investigation of a larger conspiracy over the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi case.

The former Prime Minister was assassinated at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu in 1991. The bench displayed their dismay at the report and said, “We are not happy with the report”. The matter came back up again after half-an-hour when Jusitce Nageswar with voiced his opinion sternly and said, “There is no difference between this report and the ones filed before. Everything said is quite the same as before... going to Bangkok or something... What we want to know is what progress has been made in the past two years at least”.

Senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan, appearing for Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan, submitted that the CBI Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), probing the larger conspiracy behind the killing, was yet to conclude its investigation relating to the origin and make of the bomb.

Perarivalan was nineteen years old when he was sentenced to life imprisonment and has spend a around twenty five years in jail.  He has sought an order from court to relieve his sentence until the probe by MDMA is concluded. He has contended that CBI has not yet questioned Nixon alias Suren, one among the 21 suspects the CBI wants to investigate. He further said that his role in the alleged crime was of that… Continue Reading...

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