Rajiv assassination:CBI yet to get LTTE chief's death document
Eight months into the death of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, the proclaimed offender in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the CBI is yet to receive his death certificate from Sri Lankan authorities.delhi Updated: Jan 31, 2010 12:26 IST
Eight months into the death of LTTE chief V Prabhakaran, the proclaimed offender in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the CBI is yet to receive his death certificate from Sri Lankan authorities.
According to information accessed under the Right to Information Act, CBI said it was still awaiting the certificate of Prabhakaran's death from the authorities in that country.
The agency, in reply to an RTI query, said investigation in the case is "still in progress".
Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991 during an election rally.
In reply to the RTI query, B N Mishra, Superintendent of Police at the Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) (under the CBI to investigate the case) said, "the matter is regularly being pursued through the diplomatic channel."
"Immediately after coming to know about the death of Prabhakaran, the proclaimed offender in the case, CBI has taken up the matter with authorities concerned in Sri Lanka through diplomatic channels for supplying authenticated copy of his death certificate, which is still awaited," the reply read.
The CBI said "both the governments are regularly in touch with each other for expediting enquiries into certain aspects of the case pending with the Government of Sri Lanka."