KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Anchery Baby murder case, in which CPM Idukki district secretary M M Mani is the second accused, to produce the records pertaining to the investigation of the case.
Justice P Ubaid issued the order when a petition filed by Thressiamma, mother of Baby, seeking a directive to the State Government to entrust the CBI with the further investigation of the case.
Anchery Baby, a Youth Congress leader, was shot dead on November 13, 1982. The government had formed the SIT after Mani, during a public speech at Manakkad near Thodupuzha, claimed that the CPM had prepared a hit-list of 13 persons, and had murdered three of them. Mani was arraigned as the second accused in the case, which was registered by the Santhanpara police.
The petitioner submitted that all the accused were active workers and leaders of the CPM. She apprehended that the investigation into the murder of her son has been submerged between the ruling parties and the opposition parties, and that the final report had not been filed even two-and-half years after the incident. “Hence, a CBI probe is essential,” the petitioner submitted.