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281 cases registered in Kerala in connection with RSS-sponsored violence: Pinarayi Vijayan

The Chief Minister's statement came close on the heels of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley's charge on Sunday that violence escalates in Kerala every time a Left government comes to power. 

Published: 08th August 2017 01:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2017 01:20 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan| PTI

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As many as 281 cases have been registered in Kerala in connection with RSS-sponsored violence since the LDF government came to power, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the Assembly today.

His statement came close on the heels of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley's charge on Sunday that violence escalates in Kerala every time a Left government comes to power. 

Vijayan was responding to a question raised by CPM MLAs A Pradeep Kumar, M Naushad, P K Sasi and C Krishnan during the question hour.

When asked about the number of politically motivated killings, the chief minister said there have been 14 such incidents so far during his tenure. In all, 13 cases have been registered. In seven of the cases, the charge sheets have been filed, and in six, the investigation is on. 

In two of the murders, the main accused are yet to be nabbed.

Vijayan said that six people have been killed in goonda attacks and 44 cases have been registered. So far 198 arrests have been made, he said. 

Two cases have also been registered in connection with 'quotation gangs' and police have made 22 arrests so far, he said.

The chief minister said an investigation was on to find out how Pulsar Suni, the prime accused in the actress assault case, was able to use a mobile phone while being lodged at Kakkanad district jail. Police officers will not be spared if they had assisted Suni in this, he said.



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