SC To Look Into Conspiracy Behind Bomb Making In Rajiv Gandhi CaseAugust 17, 2017 14:23
SC To Look Into Conspiracy Behind Bomb Making In Rajiv Gandhi Case:- The Centre has been directed by the Supreme Court on Thursday to inform it about the probe on the aspect of conspiracy behind bomb making that had killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
After one of the convicts in the assassination case claimed that this issue has not been properly probed, the apex court asked the government about the investigation being carried out on this aspect.
“What is the result of the re-investigation or further investigation on this aspect? Kindly address us on this. We want only this,” a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
The apex court fixed the matter for further hearing next week.
Advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan, appearing for convict A G Perarivalan, told the bench there were several issues, behind making of the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi, including the conspiracy which were not investigated properly in the case. The apex court earlier commuted Perarivalan’s death sentence to life term in the case.
On the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber at an election rally. 14 others were also killed then. This was perhaps the first case of suicide bombing which claimed the life of a high-profile global leader.