DATE WITH DEATH

Si­varasan scrib­bled dates, phone num­bers, ad­dresses and kept ac­counts ahead of the strike

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On the Watch

Dates of Ra­jiv Gandhi’s pub­lic en­gage­ments in May 1991.

The In­ser­tion

Tim­ings of buses be­tween Chen­nai and Sripe­rum­budur. The as­sas­sin squad took a state trans­port bus to Ra­jiv’s meet­ing to es­cape de­tec­tion.

Safe House

Si­varasan writes here that he has to meet Indu Mas­ter aka Mu­ru­gan at Lakshmi Mami’s house at 5 pm. This also has the ad­dress of the safe­house where the diaries were buried.

The Re­cruit

De­tails of pay­ments made to Kana­gasaba­p­a­thy, the ‘grand­fa­ther’ of the third sui­cide bomber Athi­rai aka So­nia, in Delhi.

The Wit­ness

Men­tions Rs 50,000 paid to Harib­abu, a pho­tog­ra­pher LTTE had hired to doc­u­ment the as­sas­si­na­tion. He took 10 pic­tures of Ra­jiv be­fore be­ing killed in the blast. His cam­era yielded the clues that led SIT to Si­varasan.

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