TIGER TRAP

The plot to kill Ra­jiv Gandhi was hatched in north­ern Sri Lanka’s jun­gles and ex­e­cuted by a death squad with the help of the LTTE net­work em­bed­ded in Tamil Nadu

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V. Prab­hakaran

LTTE chief

Killed in ac­tion, 2009

Pottu Am­man LTTE in­tel­li­gence chief Killed in ac­tion, 2009

Ak­ila LTTE women’s in­tel­li­gence wing chief Killed in ac­tion, 1995

STRIKE TEAM

Chinna San­than alias T. Suthen­thraraja Key mem­ber of the squad, dis­guised as a Congress worker at Sripe­rum­budur Await­ing re­lease af­ter SC com­muted death sen­tence on Fe­bru­ary 18, 2014

Vijayanand, Shankar alias Konesh­waran, Anna Keerti Sri Lankan Tamil mem­bers of LTTE Sen­tenced to death by TADA court but freed by SC in 1999

Si­varasan Leader of the at­tack squad Com­mit­ted sui­cide, 1991

THE HELPERS

Per­ari­valan alias Arivu In­dian work­ing for LTTE, bought the 9 V bat­tery for the belt bomb Death penalty com­muted to life term by Supreme Court on Fe­bru­ary 18, await­ing re­lease

Mu­ru­gan LTTE in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tive worked for Si­varasan, re­cruited Nalini’s fam­ily. Death penalty awarded in 1998 com­muted to life by Supreme Court on Fe­bru­ary 18, but Cen­tre has ap­pealed against re­lease

Subha alias Nithya Back-up sui­cide bomber Com­mit­ted sui­cide, 1991

B. Ruban alias Suresh Part of the Delhi plot Freed by Supreme Court in 1998 as he was not part of the orig­i­nal plot

Dhanu Black Tiger sui­cide bomber Died in the at­tack

Nehru Si­varasan’s ra­dio op­er­a­tor Com­mit­ted sui­cide, 1991

S. Nalini Mu­ru­gan’s wife ac­com­pa­nied as­sas­sins to Sripe­rum­budur Death penalty com­muted in 2000, await­ing re­lease

B. Robert Payas, S Jayakumar LTTE men sent to Tamil Nadu to aid plot Death sen­tences com­muted to life in 2000, await­ing re­lease

P. Ravichan­dran alias Ravi In­dian trained by LTTE, re­turned to aid plot Death penalty com­muted in 1999, await­ing re­lease

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