The Rajiv Gandhi case convict has nothing to do with further investigation into the “larger conspiracy” behind the assassination of the former Prime Minister, the central agency says.
The Central Bureau of Investigation told the Supreme Court that convict A.G. Perarivalan has nothing to do with the further investigation conducted by its Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) into the “larger conspiracy” behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.
The CBI said it was entirely left to Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to decide whether to release Perarivalan, who is serving a life sentence. Perarivalan’s mother has applied to the Governor for his release. He was arrested at the age of 19 and is in his late forties now.
The central agency said it has no role whatsoever in the issue, and the question of remission is wholly between Governor…