Kerala HC orders CBI probe into murder of Congress workers in Kasaragod

South India

In a setback to the ruling CPI (M), the Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered a CBI probe into the murders of two Youth Congress leaders in Kasaragod, in which CPI (M) workers have been arraigned as accused. 


The Kerala government's attempt to stall the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the murder of two Congress workers failed with the Kerala High Court's Division Bench dismissing its plea on Tuesday.

The victims, Kripesh and Sarathlal were hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) workers on February 17 last year.

According to the Onmanorama report, the Division Bench has ratified the Single Bench's order in September 2019 to transfer the case to CBI.

On September 30, 2019, a Single Bench of the Kerala High Court had ordered CBI probe into the murder.

The order came after hearing a plea by the family of the deceased, who alleged that top leaders of of the CPM had conspired to kill Kripesh and Sharathlal.

The Kerala government argued that CBI probe was not required and filed a petition with the Division Bench, which was eventually dismissed on Tuesday.

22-year-old Kripeshand 24-year-old Sharathlal, were murdered allegedly by CPM workers on February17, last year. Ther were returning home after attending an event in their locality.

Kripesh died at the District Hospital in Kasaragod, while Sharathlal succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital in Mangaluru, Karnataka.

With inputs from Onmanorama

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