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Kerala court stays burial of slain Maoists

A court directed the police not to cremate the bodies of the two Maoists killed in an alleged encounter in the Nilambur forests.

Published: 28th November 2016 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2016 02:59 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MALAPPURAM: The Manjeri District and Sessions Court on Monday stayed the burial of Maoists Ajitha and Kuppu Devaraj, who were killed in a shootout with police at the tri-junction in Nilambur. The court made the order after considering a petition filed by the brother of Kuppu Devaraj. The mortal remains of the Left rebels were asked to be kept intact until a fresh order is issued.

The relatives of insurgents and human rights activists would file another plea seeking a re-postmortem of the Maoist leaders. They have also planned to file habeas corpus petition on Naxal activist Soman in the High Court. Meanwhile, Janakeeya Manushyavakasa Prasthanam (JMP) demanded a judicial investigation into the encounter killings of Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha. “Discrepancies are aplenty in the police versions of the encounter. A judicial inquiry should be carried out to verify whether the encounter was real or fake,” JMP convener Thushar Nirmal Sarathi said.



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