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‘Arrests in Rector’s Murder a Conspiracy’

The Nyayakkagi Naavu forum has demanded that the murder case of K J Thomas, rector of St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, be handed over to the CBI, stating that the arrests are a conspiracy against Kannadiga priests.

Published: 09th April 2014 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2014 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

The Nyayakkagi Naavu forum has demanded that the murder case of K J Thomas, rector of St Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, be handed over to the CBI, stating that the arrests are a conspiracy against Kannadiga priests.

Activist Indudhar Honnapura alleged that the police arrested three persons   — Fr Eliyas Daniel, William Patrick and Peter  — merely to save face. “The arrests are questionable as there are several missing links. The police were under pressure to show results and made these people scapegoats,” Honnapura alleged.

He also claimed that linguistic leanings have influenced the proceedings. “The arrests could be a plot by priests from other linguistic backgrounds to sideline priests with Kannada background. The investigation should be impartial and transparent and so the CBI must probe the murder,” he insisted.

Honnapura also questioned the coordination from Archbishop Bernard Moras, Home Minister K J George and investigation officer Victor D’Souza, noting that they did not have a Kannada background.

“We will give a letter to the Chief Minister after the elections. Our forum will pursue this issue,” Honnapura asserted.

Former chairperson of Karnataka Backward Classes Commission, C S Dwarakanath, said, “We want the real culprits to be punished and not the innocent. Peter’s confession of being with Fr Daniel was forced”.

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