Shukkoor Case: HC Seeks CBI Response
The Kerala High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel to inform whether any further action has been taken on the state government’s notification entrusting the probe into the murder of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) worker Shukkoor to the CBI.
Justice K Ramakrishnan issued the directive when a petition filed by Aathikka, mother of Shukkoor, seeking a CBI probe into the murder, came up for hearing.
She submitted that the investigators were facing threats from Communist Party of India (Marxist)w leaders and, as a result, the police investigation into the murder was not fair and proper.
In the course of investigation, it was found that the accused had detained Shukkoor, a native of Thaliparamba, and taken his address and photograph in a mobile phone.
The assailants then cross-checked this information with Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh MLA, the petition said.
And after getting confirmation about the identity of the person, they had assaulted and murdered him.
Abdul Shukkoor, an activist of the Muslim League, was murdered, allegedly by CPM activists, at Keezhara in Kannur in February 2012.
The court also considered the petition by T V Rajesh, who is the 33rd accused in the case, challenging the notification by the state government. The state government submitted that the accused persons have no locus standi to challenge the investigation or CBI probe.