CCCI for CBI probe into resort-owner's murder

Special Correspondent

To submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister for quicker action

KOZHIKODE: Grave concern has been voiced by Calicut Chamber of Commerce and industry (CCCI) at the failure of the police to arrest those behind the alleged murder of the Jungle Park Resort owner A.M. Abdul Karim on the Tamarassery Ghat road.

An action committee of CCCI set up to monitor the police probe expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of the investigation on Saturday and pointed out that though the alleged murder was committed on February 11 the police had not been able to identify the culprits.

CCCI president C.E. Chakunni also demanded that the case by handed over to CBI if there was further delay on the part of the State, which is investigating the case to arrest the guilty.

A delegation of CCCI would go to Thiruvananthapuram shortly to submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister seeking his intervention for quicker action. The investigation into the alleged murder has been taken over by the Crime Branch police after the State police failed to make any breakthrough. Abdul Karim was allegedly murdered by a group of unidentified persons when he was travelling from Wayanad to Kozhikode. CCCI president C.E. Chakunni warned on Saturday that if the police failed to produce results, it would organise a dharna in front of the Crime Branch office.