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Published October 2012
Conspiracy to Kill Rajiv
Gandhi: From the CBI files
By K Ragothaman
Former Chief Investigator of the CBI
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tamper with evidence of Rajivís assassination? Buy a copy of 'Conspiracy to Kill
Rajiv Gandhi: From the CBI Files'
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About the Book:
The gruesome assassination of
former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi on 21st May, 1991 was meticulously
planned and flawlessly executed by hardcore cadres of LTTE. It was an unique and
first of its kind murder plan wherein a human bomb, that too a lady, was used,
killing not only Rajiv Gandhi, nine police officers and six other persons, but
also causing grievous injury to more than fifty persons assembled at the
election meeting to hear the views of Rajiv Gandhi.
Due to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, the nation suffered a great tragedy
and the Lok Sabha Elections (1991) had to be postponed. The perpetrators of
heinous crime, by assassinating Rajiv, directly interfered in our sovereign
rights and caused disruptive activities in our democratic system. The method of
assassination as well as the terrorist outfits involved therein remained a
mystery for quite sometime. Theories after theories, news after news, were
planted and disinformation campaigns floated by so-called Goebbels without any
The author, who was the chief investigating officer of the case in CBI, has
deeply gone into the investigation in spite of having no clue to start with.
Piece by piece, step by step evidences were collected and on the pugmarks, the
culprits were apprehended and the main faces of the conspirators were unmasked.
The author, in this book, has given detailed account of the investigation and
also exposed the persons behind the disinformation campaign and revealed as to
how the CBI investigation was derailed and many of the bureaucrats and political
personalities were allowed to go scot free.
About the author:
K Ragothaman, a Post Graduate
in Economics from Annamalai University, belongs to landed gentry and has been
associated as an Editor with a Weekly Magazine "Annamalai News".
He joined CBI in December 1968 and after a year training in the National Police
Academy at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, came to mainstream of investigation. Associated
with the investigation of important cases of CBI and independently handled
mostly Anti-corruption and Economic offences, involving senior public servants
of both Central and States, noted industrialists and politicians.
A blind case of Special Crime, called Advocate Rasheed Murder Case investigated
by him where the involvement of a former Home Minister, a Sr Police Officer and
others was brought to light during the course of investigation conducted in
1988-1990. Probably this investigation was the basis for the senior officers of
CBI to nominate him as the Chief Investigating Officer in the Rajiv Gandhi
assassination case! Out of 36 years of service in CBI, more than 10 years had
been put in by him only in one case that of the killing of Rajiv Gandhi.
After retirement in March 2005, he produced a Documentary Film in the DVD format
titled as The Human Bomb relating to this case and was released by the
Honourable Judge M Karpagavinayagam of Madras High Court in July 2005. He has
also authored a book in Tamil in the year 2009 titled as "Rajiv Kolai Vazhakku"
after the death of the remaining two accused, Prabhakaran and Pottu Amman in a
war with the Sri Lankan Forces in May 2009.
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