Crime Branch says it cannot go ahead with investigation

The State government should not hesitate to seek an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the murder of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) State vice-president K.T. Jayakrishnan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Stat unit president V. Muraleedharan has said. Jayakrishnan was killed in front of his pupils in a classroom at the East Mokeri U.P. School, Kannur, on December 1, 1999.

A special team of the State Crime Branch had reported that they could not proceed with the inquiry, he told reporters here on Wednesday.

The special team, constituted to look into the murder following fresh insights provided by some persons arrested in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case, had expressed its helplessness in a report submitted to the Additional Director General of Police. The report also recommended an investigation by a Central agency, he said.

“The reasons for the Crime Branch’s withdrawal may be that the government has not yet given it the permission to arrest those behind the conspiracy,” he added.

The court had criticised the lack of effort on part of investigation agencies in the case. The conspirators should also be brought to book, he said adding that the party would deal with all attempts to suppress the case politically and legally.

Commenting on the dilemma in the ruling front regarding whether K.B. Ganesh Kumar should be accommodated in the Cabinet again, Mr. Muraleedharan said there should be a proper investigation into the factors that led to his resignation earlier. The Chief Minister’s attempt to protect Mr. Ganesh Kumar was symbolic of the injustice meted out to each women in the State, he said.

A team of police personnel led by A.P. Shoukath Ali, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, had been investigating the case since December 2012.

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