Kozhikode: Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said that handing over the investigation into missing guns and cartridges to crime branch chief Tomin J Thachankary was like letting the wolf guard the sheep.
Addressing a press conference here, the Congress leader added that he was firm on seeking a CBI inquiry into the incident.
“The government pulled up the allegations against former minister V. S. Sivakumar to fend off the Opposition’s allegations against the DGP and the Home Department. The allegations against Sivakumar are baseless. The government is trying to deflect the allegations against it,” said Chennithala.
He also alleged that the government was utilising the vigilance to hide its own shortcomings.
"Never before has the state police chief posted officials in the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB). Today it's Behera who does the posting and this is against the Vigilance manual. All those postings done by him should be cancelled," said Chennithala.
"Today the VACB is haunting the political rivals of Pinarayi Vijayan government. When Behera headed the VACB, the first thing he did was to give a clean chit in a case, where his name figured," added Chennithala.
The Opposition leader demanded Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to tell him, at least in secret, what the evidence was based on which Alan Shuhaib and Thaha Fasal were arrested.
Alleging mystery behind Alan and Thaha being trapped in the case, Chennithala questioned the reason for the arrest that the CM found but his party did not.
“Alan and Thaha were not UDF activists, they were CPM activists. But they were trapped in a case. The CM must provide information regarding any of the Maoist activities that the two have undertaken,” demanded Chennithala.