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Indian intelligence grill ‘KP’ over Rajiv killing

 

Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at an election rally at Sriperumbudur near Chennai in Tamil Nadu on the night of 21 May 1991 by LTTE woman suicide-bomber Dhanu.

Indian intelligence grill ‘KP’ over Rajiv killing

 

 
More than 21 years after the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Indian intelligence agencies recently visited Sri Lanka and questioned former LTTE leader Selvarasa Pathmanathan, alias ‘KP’, in connection with his suspected role in the crime, an Indian newspaper reported today.
 
The CBI, which is probing the larger conspiracy in the case, as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), was allowed to question KP for two days. The LTTE’s former financier and ‘chief arms procurer’ was nabbed in Malaysia and brought to Sri Lanka in 2009. He was in detention until October 17.
 
Quoting unidentified sources here, The Indian Express today said that KP told the team about the planning behind Rajiv’s killing. But he denied knowledge about the source of funds discovered by the CBI in the case and said he was shuttling between Sri Lanka and Malaysia at that time.
 
The MDMA, however, suspects that KP played a key role in the assassination and was aware of the entire conspiracy. The officers have sought more information from Malaysia and Sri Lanka after questioning KP.
 
KP now runs the North East Rehabilitation and Development Organisation, which works for Tamils in Sri Lanka.
 
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated at an election rally at Sriperumbudur near Chennai in Tamil Nadu on the night of 21 May 1991 by LTTE woman suicide-bomber Dhanu.
 
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