DATE WITH DEATH
Sivarasan scribbled dates, phone numbers, addresses and kept accounts ahead of the strike
On the Watch
Dates of Rajiv Gandhi’s public engagements in May 1991.
Timings of buses between Chennai and Sriperumbudur. The assassin squad took a state transport bus to Rajiv’s meeting to escape detection.
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.
Details of payments made to Kanagasabapathy, the ‘grandfather’ of the third suicide bomber Athirai aka Sonia, in Delhi.
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.