MUMBAI: The confession of J Sithick, a key accused in the murder of realtor Jamal Mohammad, has shed light on the alleged involvement of a policeman.
In his confession statement, a copy of which is available with Express, Sithick claimed that V Poonkodi, the woman used by him to trap Jamal, was introduced to him by a low ranking policeman attached to the Sellur police station.
A source claimed a probe has been ordered against the policeman and action would be taken if his involvement was found.
A gang, led by Sithick, had kidnapped Jamal and murdered him after forcefully transferring a 1.6-acre property on New Jail Road belonging to K M Alavudeen Ravuthar trust and managed by him, on September 1.
More than ten persons, including the daughter of former DMK Minister I Periyasamy, have been arrested so far. Mahendra Varman, an advocate who allegedly engaged Sithick and orchestrated the kidnap and murder, is still at large.
In a related development, AK Mohamad Moideen, a close relative of Jamal, said that the CCTV footage obtained from the Sub Registrar Office showed the advocate playing an active role during the registration. He alleged that the advocate was aware of the illegalities in the land registration.
The family members said that they would move court seeking to cancel the land registration, since Jamal was made to sign under pressure. Meanwhile, the verdict on the family’s plea to transfer the case to CBI is likely to be announced by the Madurai Bench on Thursday.