Following reports that Salim Raj, the former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, has been excluded from a land cheating case registered here, the police have clarified that a decision on his inclusion will be taken after the High Court decides on a petition filed against him.
According to Bijo Alexander, Assistant Commissioner, Thrikakkara, an FIR was registered against four persons on a complaint by Sherifa from Thrikakkara.
Three relatives of Salim Raj and an official of the village office in Edappaly North were included in the FIR. An investigation was conducted against Salim Raj who is suspected to have used his power to influence the village officer in forging the land document and Thandaper.
“By this time the petition against Salim Raj was filed before the High Court and we were waiting for the verdict. Once the High Court gives its verdict, we will proceed further in the case. There is no stipulation that only people included in the FIR can be made accused in a case. More number of people can be included or deleted from the FIR during the process of investigation,” he said.