‘No ev­i­dence in Ra­jiv case was sup­pressed’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - NATION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ■ let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Tues­day re­futed the al­le­ga­tions that MK Narayanan — now West Ben­gal gover­nor — as IB chief ‘sup­pressed’ Ra­jiv Gandhi’s as­sas­si­na­tion video.

K Ragothaman, a for­mer CBI of­fi­cer, has claimed in his book that a video pur­port­edly show­ing Ra­jiv’s as­sas­sin Then­mozhi Ra­jarat­nam —also known as Dhanu—at a pub­lic meet­ing in Sripe­rum­budur on the fate­ful day had been sup­pressed by then IB chief M K Narayanan.

“The CBI metic­u­lously probed Ra­jiv Gandhi’s as­sas­si­na­tion. Its in­ves­ti­ga­tion was praised by the Supreme Court. The ques­tion of any sup­pres­sion of ev­i­dence does not arise,” said a CBI of­fi­cer.

A let­ter by Narayanan to then PM Chan­drashekar makes a ref­er­ence to the video but it was never brought to the notice of the spe­cial in­ves­ti­gat­ing team, its then chief in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer K Ragothaman has said in his lat­est book Con­spir­acy to kill Ra­jiv Gandhi - from CBI files.

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