The CBI on Tuesday refuted the allegations that MK Narayanan - now West Bengal governor - as IB chief 'suppressed' Rajiv Gandhi's assassination video.
K Ragothaman, a former CBI officer, has claimed in his book that a video purportedly showing Rajiv's assassin Thenmozhi Rajaratnam -also known as Dhanu-at a public meeting in Sriperumbudur on the fateful day had been suppressed by then IB chief MK Narayanan.
"The CBI meticulously probed Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. Its investigation was praised by the Supreme Court. The question of any suppression of evidence does not arise," said a CBI officer.
A letter by Narayanan to then PM Chandrashekar makes a reference to the video but it was never brought to the notice of the special investigating team, its then chief investigating officer K Ragothaman has said in his latest book Conspiracy to kill Rajiv Gandhi - from CBI files.