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New team to probe old case against Karukappilly Siddique

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 9, 2016, 1:59 am IST
Updated Nov 9, 2016, 7:26 am IST
Based on the complaint, cases have been registered against Siddique for assault, kidnap and extortion.
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Kochi: A new team headed by Fort Kochi Circle Inspector P Raj Kumar will reinvestigate an old case against Karukappilly Siddique, a former DYFI leader, who was recently arrested in connection with alleged extortion of a woman entrepreneur. The probe would be on the basis of a complaint filed by one Nissar Ahammed, a native of Thalassery, with the Ernakulam North Police in 2012. Despite registering a case, the police had then failed to file a chargesheet.

“The order constituting the new team is out. The case came to our notice while reviewing the criminal antecedents of Siddique in connection with his earlier case. The preliminary probe revealed that an attempt had been made to hush up the incident. Following this, we contacted the complainant and asked him to submit a written complaint once again,” a senior officer said.

 

Based on the complaint, cases have been registered against Siddique for assault, kidnap and extortion. As per the complaint, Siddique had allegedly extorted assets worth around Rs 25 lakh from the complaint on the pretext of a business deal about four years ago. When questioned, Siddique allegedly assaulted the complainant, causing severely damaging the eardrums. Siddique, who was arrested with five of his gang members, had claimed he had close links with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan while threatening and extorting the  businesswoman and her family members.

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Location: India, Kerala




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