Who is the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case?

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Lily Chitlangiya asked 03-Dec-2021 in Law & Legal Issues by Lily Chitlangiya

Who is the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case?


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Sanjay Goenka answered 03-Dec-2021 by Sanjay Goenka
'Thenmozhi Rajaratnam’ a member of Srilankan Tamil Separatist Organisation Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), is the main accused in the assassination of the former Prime Minister ‘Rajiv Gandhi’.

Who is the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case?

On 21st May 1991, the former Prime Minister of India was assassinated which resulted in a ‘suicide bombing’ in Sri Perumbudur, Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
Rajiv Gandhi was the upcoming new face of Indian politics and given the election candidate, he was going in the campaign rallies from one state to another. He was busy, campaigning with the G K Moopanar in the southern part of India. After finishing his program in Andhra Pradesh he started moving to the next spot of the rally and that was the incident place Sri Perumbudur in Tamil Nadu. Here the assassin ‘Thenmozhi Rajaratnam’ meet him and Bowed down to his feet and blasted herself. The explosion that was used in the explosion was RDX-explosive laden belt. Including the assassin, the other 14 members were killed and 43 others were injured badly.

Who is the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case?

The victims of the assassination
Including the assassin, most others have died. And the photographer, who filmed all the assassination ‘Haribabu’ also died in the explosion. Some of the other names are as follows below-
Rajiv Gandhi (the former Prime Minister of India), Dharman (police constable), Santhani Begum (leader of Congress party), Raj guru (police inspector), Chandra (police constable), Edward Joseph (police inspector), Ravichandran (Black cat commando), Saroj Devi (college student), Kokila Devi (ten-year-old girl), etc.
An organization that was involved in the assassination

This is a Tamil militant organization mainly based in northeastern Sri Lanka. It was founded in May 1976, and the foundation was led by Velupillai Prabhakaran. The capacity to spread the threat can be seen based on the given designation as a terrorist organization by 32 countries. Including the European Union, Canada, the United States, and India.

Supreme Court Judgement
supreme court judge K T Thomas convicted the 4 people for the death punishment and others for various jail terms. all the research work was made by the Central Bureau of Investigation. the agency could not tell the exact time of the conspiracy.