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SC dismisses A G Perarivalan's plea in Rajiv assassination case

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today dismissed the plea of convict A G Perarivalan seeking recall of its May 1999 judgement upholding his conviction in the assassination case.

A bench of justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi and M Shantanagoudar said it does not need to interfere with its 1999 verdict upholding Perarivalan's conviction.

Earlier, the CBI had sought dismissal of Perarivalan's plea claiming it was devoid of any merits.

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, CBI's Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), probing the larger conspiracy aspect behind Gandhi's assassination, had said that the role of convict Perarivalan in the conspiracy resulting in the killing of the former and others have already been upheld by the top court.

The today also asked the MDMA to submit its status report in four weeks.

The agency had said that the application seeking recall of the May 11, 1999 apex court judgement was not maintainable since it seeks to reopen the whole matter on merits which cannot be permissible.

Former was assassinated on the night of May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in by a woman suicide bomber, identified as Dhanu, at a poll rally.

Fourteen others, including herself, were also killed.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 15:35 IST