Above: Mahatma Gandhi. Photo: www.biography.com
PIL claims that an organization was involved in the killing of the Mahatma
A petition to reopen and reinvestigate the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi has been accepted by the Supreme Court. The apex court has requested senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General Amarendra Sharan to assist the court as amicus curiae in examining all documents filed with the petition and see if something can be done.
The petition, filed by Mumbai-based IT consultant, Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis, claims that the assassination was not the work of just one individual (Nathuram Godse), but an organisation was involved in it.
The bench of Justices SA Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said that it has some limitations, but appointed the amicus anyway.
Justice Bobde asked if any member of the organization is still alive, as the court cannot convict an organization.
The matter has been listed for October 30.
—India Legal Bureau