For the second time, the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court here on Monday dismissed the petition seeking a probe into the death of Abbas Sait, former private secretary of Industries minister P K Kunhalikutty.
Dismissing the petition, Magistrate K Vishnu said that the complainant had no knowledge of the allegations but had filed the petition based on Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan’s press conference and a discussion aired on a private TV channel.
Moreover, the Magistrate said that the complainant had not produced any documents to support his allegations. “A police inquiry without any basis will only result in defaming the persons concerned,” the court said.
Achuthanandan had sought a probe into the mysterious death of Abbas Sait. He alleged that Sait died when he was on the verge of being named as an accused in weapons smuggling case.
Soon after, a private complaint was filed in the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court seeking a probe into charges of criminal conspiracy and murder against Kunhalikutty and Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed. However, the court dismissed the petition.
Later the complainant approached the Principal Sessions Court, which referred the case back to the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court for further consideration.
The Magistrate observed that the court cannot be made into an instrument for defaming and insulting higher-ups.
Advocate A Abdul Karim represented Ahamed and Kunhalikutty. Sait died at a private hospital in Kozhikode after he collapsed at the Kozhikode Railway Station in February. Sait was the State working committee member and national council member of IUML.