Lecturer case: Kerala didn’t ask for NIA probe, says Pillai

Last Updated: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 19:05

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Home Secretary
G K Pillai clarified in the afternoon that the Kerala
Government did not did not ask for an NIA probe into the case
of chopping off hand of a college lecturer allegedly by
Popular Front activists and that a statement made by him
earlier in the day was result of a mistake.

"What I said earlier was the result of misunderstanding of
an intimation report sent by the state which said that the
case of the college lecturer also involved some charges
coming under the NIA Act. This was meant as an information and
not as request for NIA to take up the case", Pillai told
reporters here after reviewing the security situation with top
police officials here.

Pillai said he was making "this correction" after checking
up the details with Centre.

He said during his discussions with state DGP and other
senior officials, he was told that the state police was
continuing with the investigation and had progressed well.

Earlier in the day, Pillai told reporters in Kollam that
Kerala government had sought probe in the case.

Meanwhile, in an affidavit filed in Kerala Hihg Court on
PIL the state government made it clear that there was no
need to refer the case to NIA since the state police probe
had been progressing well.


First Published: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 19:05

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