R K Dhawan

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Who is R K Dhawan?

Rajinder Kumar Dhawan is a senior leader of Bihar Indian National Congress and a member of Rajya Sabha.

A former personal secretary and confidante to Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Dhawan was a witness to Indira Gandhi assassination in 1984. As personal assistant to the Prime Minister, he attained unparalleled power and influence particularly during India's Emergency. As the "door keeper" to the Prime Minister, he was well positioned to control information and access and proved himself instrumental in civil service appointments.

The head of the investigating commission, Justice M. P. Thakkar, described Mr. Dhawan's responses to questioning on the assassination as unreliable and said that the needle of suspicion significantly points to his complicity or involvement. However, Indira's son Rajiv after initially removing Dhawan from his post, he cleared him of all charges.

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on July 23, 2013

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