KOCHI: The CBI probing the Fazal murder case submitted before its court on Friday the victim’s brother colluded with the accused to sabotage the investigation.
The submission was made after Fazal’s brother Sathar submitted a petition seeking further investigation by the Central agency.
RSS activist Subeesh had revealed to the police NDF worker Fazal was murdered by Sangh workers and not by the CPM cadre indicted by the CBI. This prompted Sathar to file a petition seeking further investigation. The CBI said Subeesh’s statement was fabricated and could not be taken into consideration by the court.
The agency said the investigation was over and the court had accepted the chargesheet. It made a submission stating Sathar - the defacto complainant - was a CPM worker. It also claimed former state police chief Loknath Behera had shown extra interest in the case by forwarding Subeesh’s statement to the CBI director.
The CBI stated there were contradictions in Subeesh’s statement and the facts disclosed during investigation. As per his statement, the murder took place at 1.30 am while the CBI investigation revealed it occurred around 3.30 am.
Similarly, Subeesh stated Fazal was riding a bicycle while assailants on a motorcycle chased him for two kilometres. It found injuries mentioned in the postmortem report were not caused by the weapons used to commit the crime as claimed by Subeesh.
A senior counsel appearing for Sathar submitted a CD with the footage of Subeesh confessing his involvement in the murder. The counsel also filed an audio clip containing Subeesh’s narration of the manner in which he committed the crime along with three other RSS activists.
The clip was recorded by one of his friends. He objected to the CBI submission about Sathar being a CPM worker. The court raised the apprehension whether it had the power to order a further probe as the chargesheet had been filed and accepted by the court. It has reserved its order in the petition for June 15.