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Panel probing Rajiv's death gets extension

New Delhi, June 1. (PTI): The Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), probing leads thrown up by the Jain Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, on Monday got another lease of life with its tenure being extended for one more year.

The MDMA, whose term was to have ended today, was given extension by the Union Home Ministry till May 31 next year, official sources said.

Headed by the CBI, the MDMA comprises senior officials from the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing of the Cabinet Secretariat, Revenue Intelligence and those connected with monitoring foreign funding.

The Jain Commission, in its final recommendations, had asked the government to set up a multi-disciplinary group to further enquire into the leads thrown up by it, which included bank transactions of the LTTE frontal outfits before and after the assassination and the movement of arms meant for LTTE during that period.

The links of key accused Sivarasan, who was found dead in the outskirts of Bangalore by the Special Investigation Team, as well as the role of controversial godman Chandraswami was also recommended for further investigation.

The bank transactions include those in the now-defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce International (B



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