A special team of the Crime Branch CID probing the recent attack onMathrubhumireporter V.B. Unnithan is understood to have gathered evidence to establish the involvement of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy.SP) in the incident.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered. It is reliably learnt that the Dy.SP will be arrested in a day or two.
According to reliable sources, the Dy.SP has confessed to hatching the conspiracy along with Kochi-based businessman ‘Container' Suresh. A sum of Rs.35,000 had been handed over to a Kollam-based ‘quotation gang' led by ‘Happy' Rajesh for the operation.
No evidence could be collected by the investigation team on the involvement of any other police officer in the conspiracy. Mr. Unnithan was attacked following a report in the daily on some police officers attending a booze party hosted by an abkari contractor at the government guest house here on October 12, 2009. Following the report, the officers who attended the party were suspended from service.