Land grab case: Police start re-registering statements

Published: 06th October 2013 02:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2013 02:26 PM   |  A+A-

Following allegations of excluding Salim Raj, former gunman of the Chief Minister, in the first information report (FIR) in a land grab case registered on the basis of a complaint by A K Nazar and his family at Thrikkakara, the police on Saturday started reregistering their statements.

Nazar and his family gave their fresh statements alleging the involvement of Salim Raj in the land grab case, to Thrikkakara ACP Bijo Alexander on Saturday. The process will continue on Sunday. Nazar told ‘Express’ that after they submitted a complaint to the DGP, a DCP had visited their house on August 17. However, he had brought a prepared statement on the basis of the already-recorded complaint.

As per their complaint, a case was registered at Edappally police station against K H Abdul Majeed and his relatives, who had allegedly grabbed Nazar’s land, and two officials of the village office for helping the former in altering documents.

“But a few days ago, we got to know that Salim Raj was not included in the FIR. We had given a clear complaint against Salim Raj. But the document prepared by the DCP did not mention him. We suspect that police officials are trying to protect Salim Raj as per orders from some senior police official or political leaders,” Nazar said. Alexander, who is probing the case, said the statement that he had got did not contain any complaint against Salim Raj. But if Salim Raj’s involvement comes into their notice during the probe, he will be included in the case. “Since Nazar has alleged manipulation in his statement, we will record his fresh statement,” he said.

Meanwhile, Thrikkakara police, on the direction of the DCP, registered a case against Nazar and his brother on suspicion of forging ‘thandaper’. The case was registered on the basis of complaint by Majeed and his relatives. However, Nazar said as per the complaint, the ‘thandaper’ was forged in 1969. But Nazar was just four years old then and did not even know the art of writing then.

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