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Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi said the government will release a secret report on his mother’s assassination in order to stop “malicious innuendo” about what it contains. His mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was assassinated Oct. 31, 1984, by two Sikh bodyguards. Last week, the Indian Express newspaper said the report prepared by the Thakkar commission says R.K. Dhawan, Indira Gandhi’s longtime aide, “consciously or unconsciously” facilitated the slaying. Dhawan was dismissed after the murder but recently became an aide to Rajiv Gandhi. Government officials said Dhawan is innocent.


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