KOCHI: The Crime Branch Hurt and Homicide Wing probing the controversial Mithila Mohan murder case submitted before the Kerala High Court that it has no objection to transfer the case to the CBI for further investigation.
In the investigation it was revealed that the third accused Mathivanan and fourth accused Uppali did not belong to Tamil Nadu and may be related to Sri Lankan Tamils.
The Crime Branch filed the statement through Special Government Pleader Sujith Mathew Jose on a petition filed by Manesh, son of Mohan, seeking a CBI probe in the case.
Crime Branch SP K G Simon submitted that Santhosh Kumar alias Kannan, the first accused in the case was arrested and enlarged on bail.
The second accused Pandiyan is no more and the third accused Mathivanan and fourth accused Uppali are to be located and arrested. The weapon used and the vehicle involved in the crime are also to seized.
“Continuos investigation in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has not helped in locating the remaining culprits as they were not natives of Kerala,” the Crime Branch submitted. Mithila Mohan was shot dead on April 2006 at his house at Vennala.
The CB CID submitted that the accused persons hatched a criminal conspiracy at Paradise Lodge in Chennai to kill Mohan. Dindigula Pandiyan arranged Mathivanan and Uppali and `10 lakh was offered as remuneration.
On April 5, around 8.50 pm, the two accused persons reached Vennala and one of the accused trespassed into the house and fired at him. Later Santhosh Kumar handed over the promised money to the other two accused persons at Coimbatore.
It further pointed out that `7 lakh was withdrawn from the account of the sister of Santhosh Kumar on the date of handing over money to the accused.
However it is to be verified in detail. The weapon used by the accused to kill Mohan was a 0.32 revolver or other similar revolvers.
The result of examination revealed that four shots of 0.32 inch calibre bullets were at Mohan.
The presence of regular rifling marks on the body indicates that the bullets were fired from factory made 0.32-calibre revolver.