Ready to probe political murders: CBI tells HC

Amid the raging row in Kerala, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday told the High Court that it was ready to probe alleged political killings.

The CBI submission in the Kerala High Court came during a hearing on a plea seeking an investigation into seven political murders allegedly committed by the ruling CPI(M) ever since the LDF government came to power in May last year.

The high court bench has also directed the state government to file a counter affidavit by October 25 and the case would come up for hearing on October 30.

The petitioner, R.K Premdas, has said in his appeal that he has taken up the cause of the victims of these murders. The petition mainly focuses on the seven murders of RSS and BJP workers that were allegedly carried out by CPI(M) men.

The petition said: “In all these cases, active workers of the major constituent party of the ruling front have been arrayed as accused. In some cases, party activists from the constituency of the present chief minister, who is holding the home portfolio are involved. In all these cases, facts and circumstances clearly indicate a high-level political conspiracy behind the murders and efforts to save the real culprits”.

“However, in none of these cases has the conspiracy angle been properly investigated by the state police. Moreover, in each of these cases, deliberate attempts to derail the investigation at the instance of the ruling party with the intention to save the culprits is evident”.

(Agencies)

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