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Plea for further probe into NDF worker murder rejected

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A today declined to order further probe into the 2006 of an NDF worker in Kannur district as sought by the victim's brother after an activist allegedly confessed that he was the assailant.

Dismissing the by National Development Front (NDF) worker Muhammad Fazal's brother Abdul Sathar, the held "No sufficient and valid reasons exists to order a further investigation as prayed for."


Two CPI(M) leaders from the politically-sensitive Kannur district are among the eight accused in the case related to the of Fazal, a former Marxist party worker, on October 22, 2006 at Thalassery being investigated by the

The agency has already filed the charge sheet, saying the plot to kill Fazal was hatched because of political animosity.

Fazal's brother sought further probe following the alleged confession recently by the worker, who is in custody in another case, that Fazal was hacked to death by a group of workers, including him.

The petitioner had submitted a video showing the worker making the "confession" before police.

In his order, Additional District and Sessions Judge Kauser Edappagath pointed out that the deceased's wife, on whose plea the Kerala High had ordered the probe, has not come out with any complaint about the interrogation being conducted by the central agency.

"For all these reasons, I am of the view that on facts also the petitioner has not made out a case to order further investigation," the judge said.

Eight persons, including two CPI(M) local leaders Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrashekharan, had been arrested by the in connection with the case.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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