Special Correspondent

KANNUR: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) workers staged a dharna in front of the office of the Inspector General of Police (Kannur Range) here on Wednesday, demanding that the investigation into the mysterious death of Islamic scholar and Khazi of Chembirikka and Mangalore P.M. Abdulla Moulavi be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The moulavi, aged 75, had been found dead on the beach at his native Chembirikka in the early hours of February 15. The dharna was organised by the Kasaragod district committee of the IUML to air its protest against the alleged lack of transparency in the police investigation into the case. The dharna was inaugurated by IUML leader Panakkad Syed Sadikhali Shihab Thangal.