India has confirmation of Prabhakaran's death: Chidambaram

India has confirmation of Prabhakaran's death: Chidambaram

India has confirmation of Prabhakaran's death: Chidambaram

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received documentary proof of the death of Prabhakaran in May last year, the minister told reporters here.

"The CBI has told me that they have received documentation from the government of Sri Lanka confirming the death of Prabhakaran,” Chidambaram said while presenting the monthly report of his ministry. He did not elaborate.

The remark follows a CBI statement last month, in response to an RTI application, that it was yet to get the death certificate of Prabhakaran, the founder leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Prabhakaran along with his intelligence chief Pottu Amman were declared proclaimed offenders after a LTTE suicide bomber blew up Rajiv Gandhi near Chennai in May 1991.
India outlawed the LTTE in August 1992.

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