Why Marad SIT was dismantled? Kerala HC asks govt
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Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:30
  
Kochi: Kerala High Court on Friday directed the government to furnish details from the state police chief on why the Marad Special Investigation Team (SIT) was dismantled during the pendency of of the case and all its members, including the team head, C M Pradeep Kumar, were transferred.

The direction was issued by Justices C N Ramachandran Nair and Babu P Joseph Mathew on a petition by Kollakadan Moosa Haji, complaining that state's move is to paralyse investigation of the Marad case.

The court also clarified that if the investigation was not complete, the police chief would state as to why the court should not order reconstitution of the same team with the same members for completion of the investigation.

Recently, the SIT chief C M Pradeep Kumar was transferred to Kerala Human Rights Commission, following which the functioning of SIT has come to a standstill.

SIT was constituted to probe the larger conspiracy behind the second Marad carnage in the coastal village in Kozhikode in 2003 in which 8 persons were killed.

PTI


First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012, 20:30


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