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Indian Intelligence Agencies Questioned KP For Rajiv Killing

More than 21 years after the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, officers of the CBI and Indian intelligence agencies recently visited Sri Lanka and questioned former LTTE leader Selvarasa Pathmanathan, alias ‘KP’, in connection with his suspected role in the crime, the Indian Express reports.

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According to the Indian Express , the CBI, as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), is probing the larger conspiracy in the case and was allowed to question KP for two days. The LTTE’s former financier and ‘chief arms procurer’ was nabbed in Malaysia and brought to Sri Lanka in 2009. He was in detention until October 17.

KP apparently told the team about the planning behind Rajiv’s killing, sources said. But he denied knowledge about the source of funds discovered by the CBI in the case and said he was shuttling between Sri Lanka and Malaysia at that time. The MDMA, however, suspects KP played a key role in the assassination and was aware of the entire conspiracy. The officers have sought more information from Malaysia and Sri Lanka after questioning KP. MDMA officials said KP now runs the North East Rehabilitation and Development Organisation, which works for Tamils in Sri Lanka.

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    WHO ARE THEY GOING FOOL,
    WE SRI LANKANS OR WORLD’S COMMUNITY.

    ANOTHER WHITE WASH ARRANGED BY NANDASENA GOTA BAYA RAJAPKSE TO SHOW OFF AND SAVE FROM INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CRY.

    THEY CAN USE KILLER K P FOR INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE. AS HE KNOWS THE CONNECTIONS AND IN AND OUT OF THE TRADE.

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    Indian complicity with the Rajapaksa regime is such that the Indians are willing to down play KP’s involvement of Rajiv Ghandi’s murder, lest any action taken by the Indians against KP now, will upset the apple cart for MR?

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      Mr.Gamini. I know that u r wasting your valluble time with commenting rubish to CT n other forum. why dont you invest your knoweledge n Time to get your personal improvment. It’ll be cause to mother land’s development. Most of people like u (specially in south asia) out of brain because their mentality full with nonsense attached to their political attitude. only words. no action. thats mean successful action towards their development. what a shame..men

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        pointing out glaring lapses to the reading public to show another side to all these staged dramas, seem to irk your kind who are willing to suck up to what is dished out, for your business interest. Besides why are you worried with my time as it is not yours that I am dabbling with? beofre you forget, is your Uncle’s mouth free to talk yet?

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          my uncle good business man like me n doesnt hv to wasting time like u.

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          As you say, if your Uncle is as good as yourself, no further description is necessary for the readers here to asses both of you. Why don’t you seriously take your Uncle’s stand and stop wasting your time, Pigshitting here. Before you do please let the readers here know your Uncle’s Story that Lasantha threatened to publish if he was not paid ransom money.

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      The suicide bomber Dhanu was brought to the venue of the Sriperambuthur meeting by a member of the legislative assembly Maragatham, by car and she left immediately.
      When Dhanu went forward with a garland towards Rajiv,all congressmen & others who came to meet Rajiv,stayed back more than 50 feet away,and were not affected by the blast.All of them left soon after and were not questioned.
      This fact & other evidence was not led before the investigating judge.

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    What action…India could not carry out the death penalty for even the convicted murders. Indians are interested in meddling the internal affairs of Sr Lanka. That is why they wanted to talk to KP and the SL authorities and the people in general are fully aware of the Indian tactics, except some mentally retarded anti government elements. India all of sudden got interested in KP…, why it did not try catch Prabhakaran when he was the mastermind and ordered the killings. Because India did not want him to spill the beans. It was India that created the monster, and Rajive paid with his dear life for that. Tamil Terrorists slotted thousands of innocent people in SL, and neither TNA nor its international friends dare to threaten Tamil terrorists. No body should trust an Indian without taking precaution. That is my advice to people.

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    The CBI better question Sharad Pawar, the Khalistani leaders and Jayanthi Natarajan for the complex details of the conspiracy. If the
    LTTE had a role, it is no more than as trigger men. They are unlikely to be privy to the Conspiracy, which is entirely home-grown, and with the central feature of getting rid of the last of the Nehru-Indira G
    dynasty. They certainly got the Italian widow’s mind in knots. Hardly the picture of a weeping widow of a young husband, huh? The crude, unsophisticated DR Kartikeyan was brought in to draw a red herring. His book and report is a joke based on delusional circumstantial evidence. The alleged main accused was 400 miles away from Sriperambattur. DRK was used to white-wash a security establishment that was caught with its pants down. Well-informed sources in the RAW and the Indian security establishment are in stitches on this DRK fraud.

    Senguttuvan

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      Here we go; if blood dripping tiger squad of LTTE suicide bombers and their facilitators can be portrayed as mere cats these people can definitely prove black as white.
      Leela

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        Yes indeed, for the shortsighted it was the work of the LTTE. But they are blind beyond, as to who led the LTTE to commit the murder. Today India does not want to persue the matter with KP, lest the rest of the skeletons fall off the cupboards of all including the Americans, to have a figurehead of a President as Manamohan Singh. For those of Leela’s breed black is also black and white is also black if The Rajapaksas say so.

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      Dear Senguttuvan,

      You have written that if the LTTE were involved in the assassination of Rajiv Ghandhi it was “only” as “trigger men”. I am confident that this was not the case. It was a calculated political assassination, which has been accepted as a “strategic mistake” by senior members of the LTTE, though not as a moral wrong. Those who supported, organized, financed or knowingly profiteered through his premeditated murder should be arrested and charged by the Indian police, regardless of where, in the world, they are residing. Local police services and international police services should co-operate fully. Some of these may be involved may be LTTE agents, others may be those of Rajiv Ghandhi’s local political enemies in India…or elsewhere.

      I think those who know who, exactly, is or was involved in any murder should identify the culprits, at least to the police (if they trust them). Personally, I think it’s safer and more effective to name them to the world. Thanks to media outlets like Colombo Telegraph, we now have the opportunity to do so…as long as we have the proof.

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        Romesh;
        Your starting point for that is requesting Premadasa’s son to ask the Indians why have I not got justice for my father’s killing as much as Raul asked just before the final war in the north. Now using your own terms and modified ; has been accepted as a “strategic mistake” by senior members of the RAW. (the then SL ambasador at chanakapuriya was given the message of proposed avenge on the day rajive met his fate)
        Therefore smaller nations and folk with no political power of a nation can keep on dreaming for justice.
        ad infitium

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          If by “Raul” you mean Rahul Gandhi, my Indian friend, it is up to you, in India, to share with your police investigators any evidence you have about the killings of President Premadasa and Rajiv Gandhi. This includes any evidence you have against members of RAW, or any other organization. Unlike those times in the past, when the Indian Government was in a proxy war with Sri Lanka, we now have the dawn of a peaceful age of cooperation between India and Sri Lanka. The Indian police and military have a good relationship with their Sri Lankan counterparts.

          Unfortunately, there seem to be a noisy few who are clinging to dreams of a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka, complete with AK47-venerating flags and crazy land claims…almost all of them live outside the country and still claim “ancestral/family land” that used to be owned by their families in Sri Lanka. Some of this land was redistributed to the more needy in the early 1970s, when Sri Lanka adopted a “democratic socialist” model to redistribute property in excess of 50 acres. Many members of my extended family, and many members of both the Sinhalese and Tamil “Ceylonese diaspora” lost land at this time.

          At the time, I thought this redistribution was a good thing, and I still do. In fact, I think it should be done all over the world. Not necessarily an ownership limit of 50 acres, but there should be policies, programs and laws facilitating poverty reduction, and this, in my opinion, requires some redistribution of fertile land to landless people (regardless of “caste”, race, religion or language).

          By the way, Pook the Indian Spook, smaller nations do not necessarily equate with “less political power”. Besides, not everyone (or every nation) is hungry for power. Unfortunately, though perhaps inevitably, those with the greatest thirst for power seem to have the greatest capacity for acquiring and abusing it – becoming bullies and tyrants. Personally, despite all the invective directed at him, I do not think President Rajapaksa is any sort of tyrant. Not in the least.

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    The main question is who to blame for the atrocity committed by the IPKF (Innocent people killing force)?, Why waste time, if you answer this you will get the answer for the subject.

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      I like that it’s very sensible.Dick Bird seduced the two with his independence days with granddad Nehru the known racist (read his letters to daughter while in jail)While Indira wasnt more so she married out.
      They are all in it and SL has no balls to question them (RAW and school mate bodyguard on the recorded threat made just after Rajiv to SL ambassador) regarding pavement boys diced meat. Brad W had an article on it on the web but it was taken off during Chandrika’s time.
      Meanwhile, some V creep is lecturing about Sugar Lobby, RAW like kalu dodol. Pity these commentators have not read enough Mickey Spillane’s.

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    MR NERDO
    “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights?” huh, do ya? you know it all don’t you!

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      Mr KP,
      These guys don’t want you out there helping their subjects. They desperately want you in a dungeon. Take care.
      Leela

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    One thing all the SL patriots forget is their own racism against darker races like the Tamils when they talk about suicide bombing or terrorism.

    I would say that the Sinhala patriots are the first terrorists who then gave birth to Tamil terrorism…

    As you can see Sinhala terrorism hasnt abated with the butchery of the tamils it is still out looking for more blood..as you can see with MR and Gota…

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      Nice name you have; suryagamage nilan, eh. Tell us, from where have you hijacked it?
      Leela

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        from right under the saffron robe terrorist leela

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      If you really want to understand terrorism, study the calculated military strategies of Winston Churchill and the British military and political establishment during the Second World War. They used television to create terror in their audiences – terror about the “invading” foreigners: “Krauts” and “Frogs” and “Japs” and “Nips” and, later, “Reds” and “Blacks” and “Commies” and, most recently “Jihadists” and “Terrorists”.

      The British have long been global experts in terrorism and scare-mongering propaganda, which may be why Anton and Adele Balasingham were allowed to create terror in Sri Lanka from London, after the LTTE and other rival Tamil gangs had been “armed” and “trained” in South India with the knowledge and support of Rajiv Gandhi’s mother, Indira Gandhi…India has quite a case to answer for the calamity it caused, and so do Britain and Australia (where Adele Balasingham was trained as a “nurse” before she married Anton Balasingham, the political mastermind of the LTTE, overseeing the “women’s wing” and the ritual anointing of the girls with a vial of cyanide).

      An then there’s the role of the USA and Canada…Donald Gnanakone says there’s plenty of blame to go around. So it must be time to get to the real roots of this war and find out what really happened.

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        Okay colony boy Romesh,
        At least in the UK folk are allowed to voice their opinion without being whisked away never to return.
        and may I add it was international war criminal bLiar who had the freedom fighters classified as terrorist.
        One man’s freedom fighters is another’s terrorist- right and wrong are relative terms but that is man the animal at its best.

        The root cause was your relatives greed when he returned from Oxford- SWRD played the race religion cards to nick power and create his dynasty of banda. the first attacks on hindu prist being thrown into burning barrels of tar in 1956.
        enjoy mate but look into your eye because all are related wether sinhala or tamil BTW the last king of Ceylon defeated by the brits was a tamil and the last remaining relative of ceylonese king of kotte (I forget his name ofhand) to die in the 60’s was a very faif complexioned tamil.Have you seen fair complexioned brahims in Tamil Nadu?

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    Whoever who killed Rajiv Gandhi did a permanent damage to the interests of the Sri Lankan Tamils. A leader of a Sri Lankan armed Tamil group which later gave up its armed struggle after the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord and was closer to Rajiv Gandhi told me that Rajiv Gandhi made a personal promise to him that if he wins the elections and becomes the Prime Minister he will get the Eelam for them. No doubt Rajiv Gandhi would have finished off the Tigers but he would have gone on to complete what he promised to the Sri Lankan Tamils – full devolution of power. Unfortunately the LTTE bastards terminated his life and permanently ended all hopes of active Indian intervention on behalf of Tamils.

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    in this case
    C B I = MDMA = RAW SHOULD FIND AND PUBLISH OR INFORM TO ALL INDIANS THAT WHO MADE THE SOUP, AND WHO SPOILED IT.
    THEN MOST OF THE POLITICOS IN INDIAN PARLIAMENT AND MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SECURITY PAST AND PRESENT MAY HAVE TO ANSWER AND TO GET PUNISHED.

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    Dr. Seneviratne and friends:

    The sad Rajiv Gandhi killing is one further list of high-profile assassinations that characterised India’s post-Independence history.
    The conspiracy that ended in the killing of Gandhi, the death of the ambitious and truant Sanjay Gandhi and the assassination of his mother Indira are all shrouded in mystery to the day. 2 millenia ago there was the killing of Jesus Christ which also generates much discussion and debate even today. Who were behind the conspiracies, what is the motive are matters of much informed and other forms of speculation. And so the murder of President Park of South Korea and that of JFK. Many special and interest groups converge in these high-profile events and render opaque the actual causes and conspiracies. One of my favourite actors the British Daniel Day-Lewis acts as “Lincoln” in the movie carrying this name currently out in the West where the Lincoln assassination is revisited. This may further satisfy the appetite of conspiracy buffs, who also form part of the necessary evil in all societies, don’t you agree?

    Senguttuvan

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      Sengu: If you can see through the seeds of time speak Marathi and Punjabi and tell me which one would grow and which would not speak then to me.

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      Dear Senguttuvan,

      I tried, but I can’t agree with you. On several points. You yourself have used the word “conspiracy” (to kill Rajiv Gandhi) and you were correct to use this term. It is obvious that the LTTE fighter nick-named “Dhanu” who blew herself up, killing Gandhi and several other people was not working alone.

      In this case, the LTTE were the actual assassins, the “hit squad”, and Dhanu was the sacrificial victim. She was programmed to kill herself on order, like all the other LTTE “suicide”-bombers. In my opinion, this is not “suicide”, it is murder, including murder of the young people who are programmed to carry the explosives.

      You have also raised the possibility that the LTTE may have been paid to do the killing. I had not thought of that, not being one to think about such things. If this is the case, knowing who paid the LTTE will surely identify others involved in the conspiracy.

      You have mentioned three names that are unfamiliar to me, as people, or organizations, that may know more about this serious conspiracy of international importance. These were Sharad Pawar, the Khalistani leaders and Jayanthi Natarajan. This is a valuable lead, Senguttuvan, in an unsolved international crime. We may, with your help, identify the culprits still on the loose…

      I am, I must admit, a bit of a “conspiracy buff” myself and consider conspiracy buffs to be of rather more value to our common search for truth and justice than “film buffs”. So, I’m afraid I haven’t seen the film about Lincoln that you recommend…now there’s another conspiracy worth re-exploring. Who else was involved in the assassination of Lincoln? (I mean the ones who weren’t mentioned in the movie?)

      In my opinion, conspiracies are evil, while conspiracy investigators are necessary, rather than “conspiracy buffs” being a “necessary evil”.

      Would you agree?

      Romesh

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    Naga (Nov 03) – There will always be doubts about the extent of LTTE involvement in the RG killing. Not that the LTTE was not capable of doing it. I hosted a senior Indian official – very close to RG – a few years ago and understood the worry he (RG) had from many quarters.
    This once senior official was, understandably, reticient that evening about State matters during his time. I also did not want to press him on. Both my wife and his made the quartet at Dinner at the Taj. But I gathered Sharad Pawar, the Khalistan publicly declared resolve (to ensure the elimination of all Nehru-Gandhis from Indian politics) were some of RG’s major worries. There was nothing to stop the anti-RG forces converging before the next General Elections. All they wanted was a face to hide their conspiracy. VP may have obliged for the right price/conditions because he also had a personal grudge against RG, who is supposed to have kept him standing – while RG was seated – for a few minutes during the 1987 days. VPs deal with MR (2006) makes it clear his personal interest and that of the Tamil Nation were different things is further proof that VPs nationalism had decayed. At any rate, my understanding is that the permanent Indian political establishment would not have favoured a Separate Tamil State in Sri Lanka – for good reasons in India’s immediate interest.

    Devolution to the Tamils can be delayed by the Sinhala extremists but it cannot be denied – indefinitely. What they are now doing is to reduce the Tamil land in the NEP and encouraging demographic change.
    But all these will fail and a more just and enlightened Sinhala leadership will deliver work with the Tamils to concede their historical dues.

    Senguttuvan

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      Sengu: Imagine if you had no imagination what would things be like??

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    Wulian Aiya – I give up. What did you have in mind. Were you listening
    to John Lennon’s immortal piece before you staggered on to the keyboard?

    Senguttuvan

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    When I made some comments on Nov 01 maintaining it is unclear who was behind the Rajiv Gandhi killing, some tried to rubbish me in these pages. We learn today (vide The Island) in that book published by Shri K. Ragothaman – CBI Chief of Investigation on the day of the killing – confirms in his book published last week LTTE was not responsible. High Indian officials were summoned for this VIP meeting by PM Chandrasekhar. Opinion in the matter among the officials gathered
    has been unanimous. The issue has come up on a question raised outside by Subramaniam Swamy, by then very much anti-LTTE.

    That is my position too although I am no fan of VP/LTTE. Understandably, DK Karthikeyan, who has assumed many avatars in the controversy, has lost his bearings now and claims his
    then colleague Rogothaman “is trying to sensationalise” the issue after 2 decades.

    Senguttuvan

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      If the Tigers didn’t kill Gandhi, why did VP admit it was a mistake to have done so?

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        Spot on David both Anton before his demise and VP a couple of months before the war and just after that Raul called for justice for his father at Tamil Nadu (at first RAW quite understandably blamed Preme and got him)
        These guys on this forum are bounty hunters because of their incapacity to think outside the box so the easy pray is the weaker race in the country then women and children as if they have no families who care.

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    I have not heard of VP having admitted to the killing. I think it was KP who said something like that. My position is the RG killing is not an exclusive LTTE project. But more likely a wider conspiracy in which interested Indian political sources played the more dominant role. VPs gang appear more to be triggermen (or women, if you like)

    Senguttuvan

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      Hi Senguttuvan,
      VP through his minions admitted to ordering Rajiv’s murder.

      In 2002, in his first interaction with the media in around 12 years, Prabhakaran when asked about his indictment in the Rajiv assassination case, said of the killing: “This is a tragic incident that took place 10 years ago. We don’t want to comment further on it.”

      In 2006, regret was expressed by the LTTE’s chief ideologue and negotiator, Anton Balasingham. “I would say it is a great tragedy, a monumental historical tragedy which we deeply regret,” he told India’s NDTV news channel. “We call upon the government of India and people of India to be magnanimous, to put the past behind them.”

      Saying “sorry” didn’t do VP any good. India had her revenge in 2009.

      http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/ME27Df08.html

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    Dear Mango,

    I am with you all the way. The Indian establishment eventually balanced the books in respect of VP – whatever his role in the killing was. As they did with RP, whom they held accountable for the death of over a thousand jawans. By the way, have you wondered why the MR gang discourages due publicity to the recent memorial to the Jawans well hidden in the vicinity of Parliament – that they were forced to erect. Realpolitik is a difficult pill to swallow.

    Senguttuvan

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      You haven’t responded to my question, Senguttuvan, on why VP, Balasingham, etc admitted that the killing of Gandhi was an error, if indeed as you’ve suggested they were not responsible.

      VP has never done anything that didn’t coincide with his own plans. When Premadasa supplied him with weapons to attack the IPKF, VP didn’t attack the IPKF on Premadasa’s directive, but for his own reasons. It jst happened that his own objective momentarily coincided with Premadasa’s. When VP forced the NE Tamils to boycott the presidential elections, he didn’t do it because MR told him to (though the latter might have), but because he didn’t want Ranil W to win. It just happened that he and MR wanted the same thing at that time.

      So I don’t dismiss the suggestion that Gandhi might have had Indian enemies who wanted him dead, and they might have helped VP kill him, but I do dismiss the notion that VP was simply a triggerman for Gandhi’s actual enemies. VP has never been anyone’s pawn.

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