Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948 by RSS men Vinay Nathuram Godse.

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The Supreme Court today rejected a petition seeking a re-investigation into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

The petition was filed by a Mumbai-based researcher Rss propaganda follower Dr Pankaj Phadnis who claimed that the probe into Gandhi's assassination was one of the biggest cover-ups in history.

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Phadnis, who is also a trustee of Abhinav Bharat, had claimed the existence of a 'mysterious' second person who was involved in the successful bid to kill Mahatma Gandhi; Gandhi was murdered on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse.

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Godse, investigations show, pumped three bullets into Gandhi on the evening of January 30, 1948, in New Delhi. Phadnis, however, had claimed that there was fourth bullet that was fired by a 'mysterious' second person at Gandhi and that it was this fourth bullet that had claimed Gandhi's life.

The plea to reopen Gandhi's murder probe was filed in October last year. The Supreme Court had initially expressed skepticism over whether the death could be reinvestigated but it admitted Phadnis's petition and appointed senior advocate Amrendra Sharan as an amicus curiae.

Earlier this year, Sharan told the Supreme Court that there was no evidence to suggest that anybody other than Nathuram Godse was involved in the act of killing Mahatma Gandhi.

Sharan told the court that there was no evidence of the existence of the 'mysterious' second person or to prove Phadnis's four-bullet theory.

Gandhi was shot dead at point blank range in New Delhi on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Vinayak Godse, a right-wing advocate of RSS Hindutva Group.

It is important to note after the murder Savarkar been arrested and RSS been banned by then Home Minister Sardar Vallabahai patel.