Mithila Mohan was found dead on April 5, 2006 at his residence and the crime branch, which investigated the matter, had said that hired killers from Tamil Nadu were behind the murder.
Allowing a plea filed by Mohan's son, Justice A Hariprasad directed the Crime Branch wing of the Kerala Police to hand over the case to the central agency forthwith.
According to the crime branch, business rivalry was the motive for murdering the owner.
Considering the 'inter-state' ramifications involved in the case, the court ordered CBI probe.
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