Even as the Muslim Students Federation (MSF) has expressed its dissatisfaction over the progress of the probe into the murder of Abdul Shukkoor at Ariyil near Pattuvam in Kannur districst, the police team investigating the case has asked T V Rajesh MLA to appear before the team for questioning on July 27.
T V Rajesh MLA had earlier been directed by the investigation team to appear before it for questioning, but he informed the officials that he could not turn up for interrogation as the assembly session was on. He had asked the police to fix another day after the conclusion of the assembly session.
The police team had questioned CPM district secretary P Jayarajan twice in connection with the case. According to police sources, P Jayarajan is likely to be questioned again after the interrogation of T V Rajesh.
Abdul Shukkoor was stabbed to death at Keezhara a few hours after an attack on the car in which P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh were travelling at Ariyil near Pattuvam. They were admitted to the Taliparamba Co-operative Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the attack. The police team investigating the Shukkoor murder case chose to question both the CPM leaders based on the suspicion that the conspiracy to murder Shukkoor was hatched at the hospital with the involvement of the two leaders.
Meanwhile, the MSF leadership here stated that no effective investigation was held to nab the culprits involved in the murder. The police couldn’t file the charge sheet in the case even 90 days after the murder and this had resulted in some of the arrested in case obtaining bail from the court. Pointing out this as a serious lapse on the part of the police, MSF leaders said that the main accused in the case was yet to be arrested by the police. The MSF also demanded the formation of a special court for trying the case and the speedy disposal of justice.