P-2 : Chidambaram betrays ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi posthumously?

Chidambaram had given a clean chit to Prabhakaran

Chidambaram betrays ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi
Chidambaram betrays ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi

“T S V Hari attained the abode of Shiva on June 1, 2017. This was the last piece he did for PGurus. Our pranams to his atma”

P Chidambaram, the blue-eyed-boy of the Congress had given a clean chit to Prabhakaran – the very man who had ordered the murder of Rajiv Gandhi!

It is a clear posthumous betraying former and late PM Rajiv Gandhi and shaking the very foundations of the Indian National Congress to which he belongs!

In a report published on July 18, 2010, by India’s premier news agency Press Trust of India [PTI], Chidambaram virtually gave Prabhakaran a clean chit some 14 months after the terrorist was declared dead.

Slain LTTE leader V Prabhakaran would have been the uncrowned monarch of the northern and eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. Prabhakaran was not our enemy. We were only opposed to the path chosen by him,” Chidambaram had been quoted as saying.

Under Chidambaram, the Union Home Ministry told the TADA court in the outskirts of Chennai that it had withdrawn the international red corner notice against Prabhakaran 19 months after the announcement of Prabhakaran having been killed – in December 2010.

Prabhakaran’s fingerprints were taken in 1981 and 1986 in India during the shootout in Chennai’s busy shopping enclave Pondy Bazar and during the conduct of 1989 Operation Tiger [1] respectively.

If Prabhakaran was killed on May 18, 2009, did India insist on getting clinching fingerprint evidence from the Government of Sri Lanka to be sure as the terrorist was wanted in India for serious crimes for a long time? This question was never asked by any section of the Indian and/or foreign media.

On May 28 2009, a news item put out by Fox News raised further doubts. Operative excerpts:

Sri Lanka’s military said it has proved conclusively through DNA testing that Tamil Tiger chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed last week  after supporters refused to believe a government video showing the leader’s dead body. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara said lab tests compared the DNA of the man they believed to be Prabhakaran with that of his son, who was also killed in the fighting, and proved that the body was [that of the] rebel leaders.

The surest way of establishing the identity of a person is to compare the DNA of 3 generations. Prabhakaran’s parents were alive and within the reach of Lankan regime long after the so-called assassination. There are no reports indicating that their blood samples of the parents of Prabhakaran, Prabhakaran himself and his son Charles Antony had been jointly used to establish the DNA of the body purported to be that of Prabhakaran beyond a reasonable doubt.

India has fingerprints taken from Prabhakaran in the 80’s.

If a comparison of the fingerprints in India and those of the body found and paraded on May 18, 2009, was done, that deed remains a secret.

In this context, a report that appeared in Lanka’s Daily Mirror on February 23, 2010, points to another serious ambiguity.

 Link: http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/india-wants-more-proof-on-prabha-1808.html

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in India has asked the Sri Lanka government to provide more documentary evidence about the death of LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran, the prime accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case of 1991.

 Prabhakaran is said to have been killed in the third week of May 2009 while fighting government troops. His death was formally announced on May 19.

 India had subsequently asked for a death certificate from Sri Lanka so that Prabhakaran’s name could be struck off from the list of accused in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

 The Sri Lankan foreign ministry had recently handed over a Colombo high court document — and not a death certificate — to the High Commission of India (HCI), confirming Prabhakaran’s death. It was a report compiled by the defence ministry here on the assassination of Sri Lankan foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar. It stated that the LTTE leader was killed near the Nandikadal lagoon on May 19. The report claimed Prabhakaran’s death was confirmed following a DNA test.

 [1] The official version of Operation Tiger:

Letter No. SR II/2881/86 dated 6.11.86

“Copy of telex from Home, New Delhi addressed to the ChiefSec. Tamil Nadu, Madras – No. VI- 23014/ 29/86 .GPA III Dated 4.11.86

From V.K. Jain to Shri A. Padmanabhan

There are reports that militant Tamil groups and individuals based in Tamil Nadu propose to indulge into violent activities and might even attempt to cause physical harm to the security of Shri Jayawardene, President of Sri Lanka during his forthcoming visit to Bangalore from 15th to 17th November, 1986, in connection with the SAARC Summit (.) It is requested that suitable instructions should be issued to the Police and security authorities to ensure very stringent security arrangements for the Conference particularly for the protection of the President of Sri Lanka (.) Watch should also be kept on the likely movements of Sri Lankan Tamil militants and their sympathisers towards Bangalore from now onwards untill the end of the Summit (.) The Intelligence Bureau is being requested to furnish details of Tamil militants and other extremist groups to Director General of Police (.)”

Operative excerpts from the affidavit of K. Mohandas filed upon request to Jain Commission that went into the conspiracy that led to the killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi:



Operation Tiger was slated for the early hours of November 8, 1986.

 The plan worked, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of sophisticated armaments and ammunition worth about Rs.40 crores (approximately Rs.120 crores in today’s international market) from militant groups spread over Madras city and 10 districts.

This was done without firing a single shot or spilling a drop of blood.

Taken by surprise, the militants including the LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran appeared at the respective police stations, mostly of their own accord. They were photographed and, in some cases, video graphed so that we could have a head-count and identification for the C.I.D. files. As the orders were only for disarming them, they were not arrested, but let off after questioning. The whole operation code named ‘Operation Tiger’ lasted only 4 hours i.e. from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on 8th Nov, 1986.

 -To be continued

1. Text in Blue points to additional data on the topic.
2. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.


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