That there is mystery and a willful fudging of facts in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case is not news.
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The LTTE was indicted for the attack, some of the alleged killers had died and some are in the death row in India.
There were questions galore.
1.Why did Rajiv Gandhi agree to attend an Election Meeting in remote place a Sriperumbudur,Tamil Nadu, when the place was not even in his agenda?
He was busy in addressing meetings in Delhi and rushed to Sriperumbudur via Orissa and Andhra .
2.Why did Maragatham Chandrasekhar invite him when the top functionaries were reluctant to invite him and what made her take a special interest by traveling to Delhi, in the affair?
3.Why was the Security officer O.P Sagar missing at Chennai in Rajiv’s Security team while he was the shadow of Rajiv in Orissa and Andhra?
4.Why did Sagar miss the flight?
5.The substitute officer Gupta traveled with Rajiv Gandhi without pistol and remained so .
6. Why did the some Congress leaders clear the security cordon to enable the killers have access to Rajiv?
7.Congress leader Maragadham Chandrasekar was at Sriperumbudur. Her daughter Latha Priyakumar was also present at the venue with her husband Magendiran. Her son Lalith Chandrasekar had brought his wife Vinothini to the meeting. Given the fact that Vinothini is the daughter of a Sinhalese, why was she never interrogated? Isn’t it true that Rajiv had become unpopular among many Sinhalese for sending the IPKF?
8. A senior Congress leader, Vazhappadi Ramamurthy, who accompanied Rajiv to the stage in two other street-corner meetings just preceding the Sriperumbudur meeting, kept a safe distance from Rajiv in this meeting alone. Why was that so?
9. Many innocent civilians and security personnel died along Rajiv, but it is too strange to observe that not even a single Congress worker died or even had a minor injury in this incident. Doesn’t it arouse suspicion?
10.Why did the Congress leaders weaken the security protocol?
“The final report, submitted in June 1992, concluded that the security arrangements for the former PM were adequate but that the local Congress party leaders disrupted and broke these arrangements’ _Verma Commission Report.
11.Why was there no opposition to a woman MP from Tamil Nadu, at whose place one of main conspirator Sivarasan stayed before the assassination, when she was made a minister in the UPA government?
12.The interim report of Justice Milap Chand Jain, looking into the conspiracy angle to the assassination, indicted the DMK for colluding with the LTTE. The report concluded that DMK provided sanctuary to the LTTE, which made it easy for the rebels to assassinate Rajiv.
The Commission report stated that the year 1989 signified “the perpetuation of the general political trend of indulging the Tamil militants on Indian soil and tolerance of their wide-ranging criminal and anti-national activities.”
The report also alleged that LTTE leaders in Jaffna were in possession of sensitive coded messages exchanged between the Union government and the state government of DMK.
“There is evidence to show that, during this period, some of the most vital wireless messages were passed between the LTTE operatives based in Tamil Nadu and Jaffna. These messages, which were decoded later, are directly related to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi,” the report stated.
The Congress subsequently brought down the United Front (UF) government of I K Gujral after the report was leaked in November 1998. The party also demanded the removal of DMK from the UF government, arguing that it had a hand in Rajiv’s killing.
13.In the letter dt.2.11.2011, the first question which he raises is as to why the Special investigating team has failed to enquire into the identity of the person who was apparently pushing Thanu forward from behind with his or her palm of hand over her back as could be seen from the last photographs among the photographs said to have been taken by Haribabu ?
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