Kochi: The High Court on Wednesday observed that a CBI probe was not warranted in the Periya twin murder case at this juncture. The apprehension expressed by the petitioners seeking a CBI probe was mainly based on media reports, the court observed and posted the petition for a detailed hearing after 10 days.
The court was considering a petition seeking a CBI probe by the parents of Sarath Lal and Kripesh, the two Youth Congress workers killed allegedly by the CPM activists. The petitioners sought a CBI probe citing dissatisfaction over the investigation by the local police. The director- general of prosecution (DGP) stated that the existing probe was progressing efficiently and that it was held in a scientific manner despite lack of any eyewitnesses.
The first accused was arrested on the first day itself while the other surrendered before the police. Asked why the other accused surrendered before the court, the DGP said that they might have received legal advice for such an action.
The court also asked the prosecution the reasons for not allowing a forensic surgeon to examine the weapons used by the alleged assassins and kept in a sealed cover. It said the petitioners had not submitted any documents other than remand report of the accused and judgments in the bail petitions. The petitioners then sought more time for submitting further documents.
The court posted the bail petition of the accused in the case to Thursday as per the request by the prosecution. It also made some remarks about a possible secret agenda by some persons trying to delay the legal process in the Periya case....