‘CBI, CB uninterested in booking culprits behind Haridath’s death’ - The New Indian Express

‘CBI, CB uninterested in booking culprits behind Haridath’s death’

Published: 26th January 2013 10:14 AM

Last Updated: 26th January 2013 10:14 AM

Two CBI officials who were part of a team that conducted a probe into the Sampath murder case have stated that neither the CBI nor the Crime Branch were interested in bringing to light culprits responsible for the death of CBI ASP P G Haridath.  The two officials, S Unnikrishnan Nair and K K Rajan, made the submission in response to a  notice sent by Nisha, wife of Haridath, seeking `1 crore compensation for the loss of her husband. The Kerala High Court had quashed the first information report (FIR) against the two officials. The suicide note allegedly written by Haridath mentioned four names,  including that of the two officials. Nisha also sent notices to B Vijayan, the then Chief Judicial Magistrate, and Advocate S Sreekumar. In a reply given through counsel Pirappanacode V S Sudheer, the CBI officials further stated that Haridath had committed suicide due to the pressure exerted on him by S K Peshin and O P Galhotra, the supervisory officers investigating the Sampath case, and ASP Nandakumar Nair and former joint director Ashok Kumar.

“The agencies had been celebrating his death, using a fabricated note,” the letter submitted by the officials stated.

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