Kannur: The Mansoor murder case in Panoor will be investigated by the Crime Branch. A 15-member investigation team has been appointed for this. District Crime Branch DYSP Ismail is in charge of the probe.
Meanwhile, police commissioner R Ilanko said that 11 accused in the case have been identified and they will be nabbed soon. At present, none of the accused in Mansoor murder case, are in custody, he added.
It is not right to protest against the arrest of accused in one case just because the culprits in another case are yet to be nabbed. The police officials are trying to take action without any bias. More police officers are deployed in Panoor area, R Ilanko explained.
Earlier, the UDF leaders had boycotted the all-party peace meet convened by the district collector alleging that the police didn’t take stringent action in the incident. Even hours after the murder, the only arrest made was that of the accused who was nabbed by locals and handed over to police.
“We don’t expect justice from police. They have now arrested League activists alleging attack on CPM offices rather than arresting the murderers. The League activists were tortured in police jeep and police station. Even an SSLC student, who has to appear for exam on Thursday, was taken in custody,” UDF leaders alleged.
They also told reporters that UDF will cooperate with all the peacekeeping measures initiated here. But strong protests will be held against moves to protect the accused.