Court reserves orders on Rajiv Gandhi case convict's petition
A TADA court on Thursday reserved order on a petition of AG Perarivalan, the death row convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking direction to CBI to probe "left out" areas of the case under supervision and monitoring of the court.india Updated: Nov 29, 2013 01:22 IST
A TADA court on Thursday reserved order on a petition of AG Perarivalan, the death row convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking direction to CBI to probe "left out" areas of the case under supervision and monitoring of the court.
First additional sessions judge Dandapani said he would pronounce the orders on the petition on December 10.
Perarivalan's counsel Chandrasekaran told reporters that Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency of CBI was formed in 1999 to unearth the larger conspiracy in the case and had spent nearly about Rs 100 crore.
Though officials engaged in the task have filed reports in a sealed cover to the Court, these have remained untouched, he said, after attending the in camera proceedings.
The lawyer further said the Supreme Court had clearly stated in various cases that the court can monitor the investigation. Being the aggrieved person, his client has filed the petition.
Media persons were not allowed in the Court hall to watch the proceedings.
In his September 13 petition, Perarivalan had wanted the court to call and peruse the entire case dairies, pertaining to CBI (SIT) and its MDMA, which probed the case.
He had submitted that on the basis of the Jain Commission of Inquiry's report, it was decided a further probe was essential to identify the role of individuals to uncover the larger conspiracy in the assassination (on May 21, 1991 in Sriperumbudur).
He had contended that neither SIT nor MDMA had proceeded with the probe in a proper perspective to bring the accused to book as several top people were 'involved'. He also alleged that CBI/MDMA, entrusted with the primary task to go into the facts of the involvement of foreign hand beyond LTTE, has not been done its work properly.
On September 19, the court had ordered notice to CBI on the petition.
CBI in its counter on October 10 had said Perarivalan did not have any locus standi to file it since the Supreme Court has already heard and disposed of his appeals.
The agency had submitted that Perarivalan was not the affected party to file this petition.