Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA)

Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA)

Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency is an investigation body which was constituted to probe the wider conspiration about the assassination of the former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. MDMA was set up in 1998 for a two year period and was extended annually until it was disbanded in May 2022. It was working under CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) and hired officers from different security and investigative agencies.

Government of India said that the probe of MDMA was almost complete and remaining Letters Rogatory requested by MDMA will be taken over by CBI. It has sent many Letters Rogatory to different countries like Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Malaysia and United Kingdom requesting information about different aspects of the case. MDMA was set up based on recommendations of the Justice MC Jain Commission. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader and son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was assassinated on 21 May, 1991 at Sriperumbudur of Tamilnadu by LTTE terrorists, a Sri Lankan seperatist organization. Rajiv Gandhi was on an election campaign for Indian National Congress and a member of LTTE, Kalaivani Rajaratnam exploded herself near Rajiv Gandhi when greeting him.

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