Bengaluru: In an interesting turn of events, senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy has sought the reopening of the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case. 

In a tweet put out, Swamy poses three questions: 

1st question: Why no postmortem or autopsy on Gandhiji's body? 
2nd question: Why Abha and Manu as direct eyewitnesses not questioned in court? 
3rd question: How many empty chambers in Godse's revolver? Italian revolver "untraceable"!! Why? We need to re-open the case


Incidentally, Swamy is not the first person to have such doubts. 

As reported by a popular website, in October 2017, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court by an I-T professional,  Pankaj Kumudchandra Phadnis. His bone of contention was that the entire incident merited a detailed probe as it had many questionable angles to it. 

Interestingly, he also sought to know whether the fourth bullet was fired by Nathuram Godse himself. But the top court did not honour the petition and dismissed it in the year 2019. 

Another interesting development related to the case is the fact that when the two convicts – Nathuram Godse and Narayan Dattatraya Apte were hanged on 15 November 1949. The petitioner pointed to the fact that this happened 71 days before the Supreme Court of India came into existence, that is on 26 January 1950. He further argued that the two convicts were cheated of a chance to approach the Supreme Court to appeal against the what the high court of East Punjab had to say on the matter. 

The Mahatma was assassinated in the year 1948 as he about to attend a prayer meet. His last words were "Hei! Hei Ra...!".