The incident happened in July 2017 when the accused forest officers arrested him on July 21 for smuggling teak wood.
Sreejith’s family had held George squarely responsible for the police brutality.
However, the Crime Branch team has got hints about the Malappuram native, who is said to be the owner of the private finance institution.
The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch on Friday arrested four persons in connection with the smuggling of a leopard hide at Barkote in Deogarh district.
The accused, who have been identified as Tayyab Khan, 23, and Shahid, 20, are repeat-offenders in robbery cases.
Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan on Thursday said state Excise Department would soon get a dedicated Crime Branch wing to inquire into special cases.
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Crime Branch to continue with the investigation into the alleged malpractice committed in the postal ballots for police personnel on election duty.
While IMA scam is being probed by a Special Investigation Team, the Central Crime Branch is probing 11 such companies.
The Crime Branch team that conducted the preliminary inquiry had earlier recommended registering case against four office-bearers of the Association, including Sha.
The declaration for postal votes by the elector might have been attested en masse, or individually by gazetted officers in the absence of the electors at the time of attestation.
The Crime Branch on Monday approached the Kerala High Court for more time to complete the investigation into the alleged misuse of postal ballots meant for the police personnel on election duty.
The Crime Branch team probing Balabhaskar’s death recorded the statement of Prakashan Thampi, his former programme coordinator, now lodged in Kakkanad jail.
The Crime Branch team probing the death of violinist Balabhaskar could not record the statement of the deceased musician’s driver.
George’s detractors in the force say that the clean chit to the officer will lead to ceasing of departmental activities against him.
In the report, action against accused officers are recommended as the provisions of the representation of the people Act were violated in the case.