The Soviet newspaper Tass put the cold message: «The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the Council of Ministers of the USSR is sad to notice that 11 Jan, 1966 in 1 hour and 32 minutes in Tashkent died a distinguished statesman, Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri ».
The USSR government presented a façade of investigation by arresting the Soviet cook Sattarov and also others, on suspicion of poisoning the Indian Premier, but later absolved them of the charges. Are these facts not throwing dim light towards the killers and contract killers?
In 2009, Anuj Dhar, author of CIA's Eye on South Asia and India's answer to the X-Files, asked the Indian Prime Minister's Office (PMO) under a Right to Information (RTI) plea that Shastri's cause of death be made public. In July 2009 the PMO refused to oblige, claiming this would lead to harming of foreign relations, cause disruption in the country and cause breach of parliamentary privileges. The PMO did reveal that it had in its possession one document related to Shastri's death. Why it should not be in public domain?
The PMO admitted that it had a classified document on Shastri's death, but refused to declassify it. The PMO argued that declassifying the Shastri document could harm foreign relations, create disruption in the country and cause a breach of parliamentary privilege. It not only acknowledges having something to hide about Shastri's death, but also indirectly admits that the secret is explosive.
The above refusal of Indian Government clearly showed that Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death was not by heart attack.
In fact there were bloody hands of the heads of country or countries and those might be CIA, KGB, ISI or ……. That was a war-time prime minister who died suddenly not just while in office, but while attending a critical summit in a super power foreign country to discuss terms to end the war. Why dead silence still on the Shastri’s death?
Who hired arrested suspected killers to kill Lal Bahadur Shastri? Who had kept and still is keeping dead silence on the mysterious death of Shastri jee?
Analysis by Premendra Agrawal