The CBI has sought the state government’s permission to prosecute the police officials involved in the Sampath custodial death case.
There is unconfirmed information from CBI sources that the prosecution order of the IPS officers allegedly involved in the case has not been sought yet and that they might get a clean chit in the case.
According to CBI officials, the request for the prosecution order was handed over to the Home Department two weeks ago.
“The supplementary chargesheet would be filed before the CJM court once the government order for prosecuting the CBI officials is received.
One of the police officials involved in the case has been made approver in the case and the chargesheet would primarily have all the policemen named accused by ASP Haridath who first investigated the case,” the CBI official said.
According to CBI sources, the IPS officers are likely to be not included in the case.
“The IPS officers B S Mohammed Yasin, the then Thrissur Range IG, and Vijay Sakhare, the then Palakkad SP, would not be included in the supplementary chargesheet.
The investigation team has not yet sought the permission for prosecuting them.
The decision would be taken based on the investigation report prepared by ASP Haridath before his suicide,” the CBI officers said.
“There was a Supreme Court verdict that the prosecution order should be released within a threemonth period,” the CBI official said.
The CBI expects that the government’s prosecution order would come within a month.
The Ernakulam CJM court had earlier issued arrest warrants against the two, but the CBI had returned it saying that there was no need to arrest them.
The CBI had filed a preliminary chargesheet against four police officials - DySP C K Ramachandran Nair, Sub-Inspectors T U Unnikrishnan and Ramesh, and Civil Police Officer Shyama Prasad.
Binu Ittoop, Nair’s friend, is the fifth accused.
Except Nair, the others have been charged with murder offence.