DMK chief M. Karunanidhi on Sunday wanted a thorough inquiry into the Rajiv Gandhi assassination in the light of the revelation made by former CBI official V. Thiagarajan that he had failed to record verbatim the confessional statement of A.G. Perarivalan alias Arivu, one of the convicts facing death penalty.

“The former officer’s revelation had raised questions both on the probe into the assassination and the judgment. Let there be a thorough inquiry,” he said.

“Rescind death penalty”

Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S. Ramadoss made a strong case for rescinding the death penalty awarded to Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, the three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, in the wake of the revelation made by Mr. Thiagarajan.

In a statement here, he said the evidence that formed the basis for awarding death sentence had been demolished by Mr Thiagarajan, he said, urging the State government and Centre to take steps to rescind the death sentence

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