Plea in HC to transfer case to CBI

Published: 08th June 2012 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2012 10:27 AM   |  A+A-

V Rathika (31) of Thirumanam village near Chennai has moved the Madras High Court to transfer her husband S Veeran’s death case to the CBI for proper investigation.

Veeran was the block joint secretary of the Puratchi Bharatham Katchi, led by Jagan Moorthy, and president of Thirumanam village panchayat. According to Rathika, her husband had gained a good name among the local people due to his social service and other related activities. Hence, the local  AIADMK MLA Manimaran pestered him to join the AIADMK. Dhuraipandian, inspector, and writer Kumar, both attached to the Vellavedu police station, also insisted Veeran to join the AIADMK.

As he refused to oblige, they all nurtured enmity towards Veeran and unleashed threats to him. While so, Veeran’s body was found behind the Panchayat Union Middle School on April 20 this year.

Petitioner alleged that it was a case of murder. Manimaran, who had a grudge against her husband, was instrumental for the murder. The murder was executed by some persons at the instigation of Manimaran, Dhuraipandian, Kumar and a few others.

Apprehending that the Vellavedu police, before whom a complaint had been lodged, would not hold proper investigation on the murder case, petitioner prayed the court to transfer the same to the CBI.

Justice S Nagamuthu, before whom the criminal original petition came up for hearing today, directed the police to file its counter byMonday (June 11).

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