Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary P. Jayarajan alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had stooped to the level of a ‘Congress bureau’ in conducting investigation in the case related to the murder of Muhammed Fazal of Thalassery.
He was speaking to reporters at a press conference here on Tuesday. Mr. Jayarajan said that the CPI (M) would hold a strike in front of the CBI office in Ernakulam and speak to its higher officials on the issue.
He alleged that in a move to satisfy the political bigwigs, the CBI had arrested three CPI (M) workers between March 19 and 23 and had been persuading them to provide evidence against the party leaders, which amounted to concocting artificial proof. This also proved that even after two years of investigation, the CBI had not received any factual evidence against the party, Mr. Jayarajan said.
While considering the application for anticipatory bail forwarded by CPI (M) district secretariat member Karayi Rajan and Thiruvangad local committee secretary Karayi Chandrashekharan, the CBI advocate had not termed them as offenders. Also, the High Court had asked the CBI to present the case diary, all of which pointed to the non-association of the party members in the murder case, he added.