Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Advocate files PIL in Madras HC for reinvestigation

Chennai, May 28 (ANI): An advocate on Tuesday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Madras High Court, seeking reinvestigation of the May 21, 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Petitioner V Santhakumaresan said he was asking for a reinvestigation in the interest of justice, and to bring out buried truths.

He based his petition on the reported statement of CBI investigating officer Ragothaman in an interview to a Tamil channel recently.

Ragothaman had said that video clippings and recorded tapes of the case had not been handed over to the Special Investigation team.

Two of the accused in the case-Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan-who were facing death sentence, should be protected against this background, Santhakumaresan said.

There was no tangible evidence to prove the involvement of LTTE in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Santhakumaresan claimed further.

He said he had given representation to Secretary, External Affairs, Director of Research and Analysis Wing and Additional Director of CBI to reinvestigate the case. But no action had been taken so far. (ANI)

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