Sreejith's family moves HC for CBI probe

Henrietta Strickland
April 26, 2018

"He could have made that statement because of his ignorance of law", said Mohanadas in response to Pinarayi's charge that his call for a CBI probe into the murder of Sreejith (26) in custody was politically motivated and that he should not have made such a statement while occupying the position of the rights panel chief. He alleged the intervention of local CPI (M) leadership in the investigation in the case.

Rejecting the demand for a CBI inquiry into Sreejith's death, Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan claimed that the human rights commission chairperson's demand appeared to be part of a political stand. Das was appointed by the previous Congress-led alliance government.

Akhila, wife of S R Sreejith, who died after allegedly being tortured in police custody, on April 9, told reporters here that a petition has been filed in the High Court seeking CBI investigation in the case. "Though they had given statement against the SI earlier, they hadn't mentioned numerous detailed charges that the youth was pleading for taking him to the hospital", sources said.

Sreejith, who was taken into custody in connection with the death of a person early this month, had died in a private hospital.

Vijayan said the state had already taken strict action against the police personnel involved, and that four of them, including an inspector, were arrested. A special police team is probing the case presently. I just pointed out the impropriety in transferring the tainted Aluva Rural SP to the post of Police Academy chief, where police officers are trained.

The SIT had charged in the remand report that Deepak was on leave when the youth Sreejith was taken to custody on the night of April 6. She alleged that the Government was opposing the demand for a CBI probe because of the involvement of the Left in the issue. "Does he know how much pain his attitude has caused for us?"

"It is fair and proper to handover the investigation to the CBI, she said".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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