Probe officer investigating Maoist encounter shifted

Palakkad: The crime branch official probing the Attapadi Manjankandi Maoist encounter has been shifted. DySP Firos has been shifted and the probe entrusted to DySP A Ullas.

During the second day of the encounter, Firos was present at the encounter site and this was the reason to shift him from the probe team. As per the Supreme Court directive issued earlier, police officials who are involved in the case cannot be included in the probe team.

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