The CBI has told the Supreme Court that A G Perarivalan’s plea seeking a recall of its May 1999 judgment upholding his conviction in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case should be dismissed as it was devoid of any merits. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the CBI’s Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), probing the larger conspiracy aspect behind Gandhi’s assassination, has said that the role of convict A G Perarivalan in the conspiracy resulting in the killings of the former prime minister and others have already been upheld by the top court.
The agency said that the application seeking a recall of May 11, 1999, apex court judgment was not maintainable since it seeks to reopen the whole matter on merits which cannot be permissible. The MDMA also said that Perarivalan’s petition seeking review of the apex court’s order upholding his conviction in the case has already been dismissed.
“It’s, therefore, most respectfully prayed that this court may be pleased to dismiss the application for recall of judgment dated May 11, 1999, in the interest of justice and impose heavy cost 0n the applicant (Perarivalan) herein,” the agency said in its affidavit.
The affidavit was filed in pursuance of the apex court’s January 24 direction asking the CBI to respond to Perarivalan’s plea seeking a recall of the May 1999 order upholding his conviction. The court had termed as “seriou...