CPI(M) Kannur district leaders threatening us, say Police

· Date:June 20, 2012

Kerala High Court was today informed that CPI(M) Kannur district leaders were threatening investigating officials in the case relating to murder of Abdul Shukoor, a 21-year-old IUML worker allegedly by CPI(M) activists on February 20.

In a statement, Investigating Officer U Premanan complained that P Jayarajan, Kannur district secretary of the CPI(M) had openly threatened the DYSP who registered the case.

Thereafter, other Marxist party leaders including M V Jayarajan, M Prakashan Master and T V Rajesh, MLA, allegedly threatened the investigating officer during a march taken to the DYSP’s office.

Police have registered a case in this regard, it was stated in the statement filed opposing the bail of 12th accused M P Dineeshan.

The police said all the accused were having allegiance to the CPI(M). If Dineeshan and other accused are granted bail, it would affect free and fair investigation. No witness who has seen in the incident will come forward to give evidence fearing threat and attack.

Most of the evidence in the case was yet to be collected and 25 accused were yet to be identified and arrested.

Shukoor was stabbed to death allegedly by CPI(M) workers on Feb 20 last at Keezhara Ariyil in Thaliparambu in Kannur district. The incident was said to be sequel to a clash between IUML and CPI(M).

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