KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the Crime Branch to file a statement regarding the details of investigation conducted by it so far in the sensational Mithila Mohan murder case, within three weeks.
Justice P Ubaid issued the directive when a petition filed by M Manesh, son of Mithila Mohan, seeking a CBI probe into the case came up for consideration.
The petitioner submitted that the Crime Branch is not conducting a serious investigation in the case in spite of the court directive to complete the probe. “The CB finds it difficult to proceed with further investigation as the case has inter-state ramification. There was a conscious attempt from certain influential quarters to cover up the real culprits. Hence a CBI probe is essential,” the petitioner submitted.
The court also asked to inform the steps and measures taken to identify and detect the other persons involved in the case.
The Crime Branch had arrested Santhosh Kumar, the first accused in the case on April 4, 2013. Three other persons, Pandyan, Mathivanan and Uppali had been arraigned as the second, third and fourth accused.