KOCHI: There has been an increase in incidents of custodial torture after the LDF Government came to power, BJP state general secretary A N Radhakrishnan said on Wednesday. His comments came in the wake of the alleged custodial death of BJP activist Sreejith the other day.
Quoting from the data provided by the CM in the Assembly last month, he said 36 custodial torture cases had been registered against police officers during the tenure of the incumbent government, with 13 suspected cases of custodial death reported in the last two years. “The concept of Janamaithiri police has indeed undergone a change and they now terrorise the public. The tendency now is to frame any person in police cases,” he said.
Even as Radhakrishnan demanded a CBI probe into Sreejith’s death, he pointed out the police officer appointed to probe the incident is known for his close links with the CPM. He also flayed the CM’s silence.