K Sudhakaran MP has demanded a high-level inquiry into what he called “a planned attempt on the life of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy” by keeping the police officers from the Kannur Range away from the investigation team.
At a press meet here on Monday, Sudhakaran said on behalf of the District Congress Committee (DCC) that there was a serious security lapse and the district police were responsible for the slip.
He alleged that the police did not effectively intervene when the CPM workers started violence well before the Chief Minister reached the town. The LDF activists had attacked the vehicles of Congress workers around 3 pm in the town, but the police did not take any action. The police stood mute spectators to the violence even as the CPM workers took control of the streets.
“Now the police say that the CPM leaders had assured them that no violence would be committed during the protests. The police officials should reveal the name of the leader who gave that assurance,” the Congress leader said.
“The police could have secured at least one out of three roads to the venue of the CM’s function. The district police miserably failed to ensure safety.
“The government should order a comprehensive inquiry into the role of CPM leaders in the incident. The security lapse that led to the attack should also be investigated in detail,” the DCC demanded.