The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to file a status report within four weeks on the investigation conducted so far relating to the larger conspiracy behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 at a General Election rally in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
A bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Hemant Gupta asked the CBI to apprise it of the probe carried out till now on the conspiracy aspect behind the making of the belt bomb that killed Gandhi and several others, and foreign involvement in the assassination.
The investigation is being carried out by the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency — headed by a CBI official. It also has officers from IB, RAW and Revenue Intelligence and other agencies.
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by a convict, AG Perarivalan, seeking suspension of his sentence till the CBI concluded its investigation into the conspiracy behind making of the belt bomb that killed Gandhi and others.