Wednesday, February 5, 2014

New Book on Rajiv Killing Picks Holes in Probe


Another book on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, released here on Wednesday, has raised serious allegations against the Congress. 'Mysteries and Secrets Behind the Rajiv Gandhi Murder' by S Doraisamy, counsel for Nalini, one of the convicts in the case, says the conspiracy to kill the former Prime Minister was hatched in Delhi.

The leading criminal lawyer, who fought the case in the designated TADA court, said a detailed study of the entire investigation by a team headed by former CBI director D R Karthikeyan would reveal the truth.

Pieces of evidence went missing during the investigation and some were left behind deliberately, said Doraisamy. The book, published by Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam, poses critical questions like: How three people were sentenced to death while little headway was made in the matter relating to the actual making of the bomb ? Why a DMK meeting was cancelled hours before the assassination despite heavy security arrangements ? And why information regarding assassin Dhanu's stay at a Congress leader's house was not investigated ?

Doraisamy also said the CBI did not investigate the source of RDX because it was arranged in Delhi. "Not just RDX, money paid for the assassins also came from Delhi. SIT chief Karthikeyan and the political masters who controlled the agency during that period wouldknowwhowasthe actual conspirator," he said.

Receiving the first copy of the book, former Madras high court judge K Chandru said a Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) to investigate the conspiracy angles of the assassination had served no purposeother than wasting crores of money.