KERALA

Munna case: CBI examines Transport Commissioner

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, APRIL 24 . The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today examined the State Transport Commissioner, K.P. Somarajan, in connection with the 1992 Munna murder case.

A two-member team led by the Superintendent of CBI, P. Kanappan, and the Inspector, Surendran, examined Mr. Somarajan, who is the senior-most Inspector General of Police in Kerala, in the office of the CBI in the capital today for over four hours.

The examining by CBI officials that began at 12 noon reportedly ended at 4 p.m. The CBI officials had taken statement from Mr. Somarajan, sources said. However, the CBI officials from Kochi were not available for comment.

Mr. Somarajan was the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Kozhikode Range, when Munna was murdered in April 1992.

The allegation against Mr. Somarajan is that he caused delay in the investigation into the murder. Mr. Somarajan had not been made an accused in the case by the CBI. The CBI had questioned some officers of the State police force in connection with the case. The High Court has granted anticipatory bail to Mr. Somarajan.

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