CM seeks explanation from rural SP over arrest of youth congress workers in Aluva


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Kochi: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday met rural SP Karthik to discuss the circumstances surrounding the arrest of two youth congress workers citing terrorism links in Aluva. The SI was called at the Aluva guest house and sought an explanation.

Earlier, the youth congress workers held a protest citing that CI has played a ploy in the suicide of Mofiya Parveen, a law graduate in Aluva. Following this, the police arrested the workers accusing them of terrorist links.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister summoned the Special Branch SP and the DYSP who investigated the case and sought an explanation. The CM also examined the case files related to the incident.

Following this, the Aluva CI Saiju Paul was sent on leave. It was earlier found that the CI had failed to oversee the preparation of the custody report on the incident. The Rural SP had earlier sought an explanation in this regard. However, the police officials said that he was on leave due to ailments and was not involved in the case.

Earlier, police alleged that arrested youth congress members had terrorist links. Following this, the police arrested KSU constituency president Al Amin Ashraf, former Youth Congress constituency general secretary MAK Najeeb and former Youth Congress constituency vice-president Anas Pallikuzhi on Friday.

Later, MLA Anwar Sadath had lodged a complaint with the chief minister over the arrest. The Chief Minister then directed the DIG to look into the matter. An investigation by the Home Department found that the allegations levelled against the party leaders were baseless and was made with a clear motive.

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