KOZHIKODE: An Innova car, suspected to have been used by the killers of IUML worker Muhammed Aslam in Nadapuram was found abandoned in Vadakara. The car, left near Cooperative Hospital, Vadakara, was seized by police on Sunday. The number of the car (KL 13 Z 9091) matches with the one told by Mr Aslam’s friends, who are the witnesses, said ASP R. Karuppaswamy.
The car, with its front portion damaged, was not noticed by many and has blood stain, liquor bottles and track suits in it, said the police. Nobody had reported about the car, found in the ground near the hospital. Kuttiady CI A Sajeevan inspected the car and said that the investigation reached a crucial junction after the vehicle was found. The fingerprint experts and dog squad also collected evidence. Hundreds of people thronged the area after the car was found.
Meet condemns failure of cops; calls for peace
An all-party meeting convened by District collector N. Prasanth at Vadakara Government rest house on Sunday in the backdrop of the Aslam murder, condemned the failure of the police in preventing the murder even after Intelligence reports that there were threats from CPM workers after all the accused in the Shibin murder case were acquitted. However, the meeting unanimously agreed to work together for restoring peace in the area.
Mr Aslam was the third accused in the Shibin murder case and he had not been travelling alone, ever since his acquittal. However, on Wednesday, he was attacked, while travelling with two other friends. The meeting discussed compensation for the family of Aslam and the amount would be decided later. There were also complaints that some of the victims of the violence that erupted after Shibin’s murder also did not receive compensation.
Peace talks will be convened in Nadapuram, Ayanchery, Thiruvalloor, Purameri and Thuneri and the Collector directed the respective panchayat presidents to see that were conducted. The Revenue officials will visit the destroyed houses on Monday. MLAs E.K. Vijayan, Parakkal Abdulla and C.K. Nanu attended the meeting. However, there was criticism over the absence of the two ministers from the district. Vadakara MP Mullappally Ramachandran and RMP leaders were not invited for the meeting.