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Congress for SIT probe into killing of Kerala activist

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

on Wednesday urged Minister to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the killing of Youth by suspected CPI-M men in

Hassan told the media here that it was most unfortunate that even after 36 hours of the brutal murder, police had no clues about what happened that day and no one had been taken into custody.

"This is the 21st political murder since the government assumed office in May 2016. It appears the hands of police are tied... They are unable to go forward with an impartial probe.

"Apart from constituting an SIT, the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act should also be invoked against the perpetrators," said Hassan.

Thirty-year-old was found murdered on Monday night. The unit blamed CPI-M activists though the CPI-M leadership has denied any link with the killing.

According to the party, Shoaib, along with a few others, was waiting in front of an eatery near Mattanoor around 10.45 p.m on Monday when four persons came in a car and threw bombs to create a scare. They then slashed him with a sword.

On Wednesday, the Congress launched a 24-hour protest in in which top party leaders took part.

"should speak up and condemn this henious act... But he is not doing it because he is aware of what lies in store," alleged party's state V.D. Satheesan, while inaugurating the protest.

Shoaib's father told the media that his son was facing threats from the for a while and had recently been implicated in a false case by police and jailed.

The police have reportedly taken a CPI-M into custody and are questioning him.



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:52 IST