The court’s direction came after one of the convicts in the assassination case claimed that this aspect had not been looked into properly.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination SC asks details on probe into bomb-making conspiracy
news Assasination Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:19

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to furnish details of the probe conducted into the conspiracy angle behind making of the bomb that killed former PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

“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 Supreme Court further enquired as to who made the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi as per a report by Utkarsh Anand in News 18.

The Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) is entrusted with probing the case and the court sought to know the progress made.

One of the convicts in the assassination case had claimed that this aspect had not been looked into properly, following which the court gave its order. 

While appearing for convict AG Perarivalan, Advocate Gopal Shankarnarayanan told the bench that the conspiracy behind making of the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi, was one of the several aspects of the case which needed a thorough investigation.

The apex court had earlier commuted Perarivalan’s death sentence to life term. He had been convicted for supplying two batteries which were reportedly used in the bomb.

Advocate Shankarnarayanan contended that a report on the bomb-making conspiracy would assist his client in proving his innocence as per the News 18 report.

The matter has been posted for further hearing next week.

On the night of May 21, 1991, a woman suicide bomber reportedly blew herself up at an election rally in Sriperumbudur, killing Rajiv Gandhi and 14 others on the spot.

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