Kochi: The Special Investigation team,
probing the attack on a college lecturer whose right hand was
chopped off allegedly by the activists of Popular Front of
India, today released the sketches of two main accused in the
Police said the sketches were prepared after talking to
main witnesses, including the sister of lecturer T J Joseph
who was with him when he was attacked on July 4.
Director General of Police Jacob Punnonose today held
discussions with IGP B Sandhya, Rural SP T Vikaram and SIT
head P N Unniraja regarding the progress of investigation.
Punnose told reporters at Aluva, near here, that he was
satisfied with the probe`s progress and the team had received
specific information about the main accused.
There was no need to entrust the investigation to the
National Investigation agency, he said.
The records seized from the offices and hideouts of PFI,
a Muslim radical outfit, were being verified, he said.
The SIT probing the case had earlier released look out
notices against three accused, who are absconding.
Police teams have gone to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also.
Joseph was attacked when he was returning from a church
and his right hand was chopped off for preparing a question
paper containing alleged derogatory references to Prophet
Meanwhile, a meeting of the Social Democratic Party of
India (SDPI), the political arm of the PFI, was held in the
presence of police. The meeting was stopped for a while after
the participants objected to the police presence but it
continued later, police sources said.
The meeting decided to conduct protest marches in the
state from July 26-31 against the continuing police raids.
Activists from Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Kottayam