Govt ready to re-probe Jayakrishnan killing: Chandy

published on June 7, 2012

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said that the Government would re-investigate the brutal murder of KT Jayakrishnan, State vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, in Kannur 12 years ago if there were fresh evidences regarding the crime.

“The three-decade-old murders in Idukki are now being re-investigated because CPI(M) leader Mani has made some revelations about them. No such pointers have so far been available with regard to the Jayakrishnan murder,” Chandy said in Kannur.

Jayakrishnan, a primary school teacher at Mokeri in Kannur, was hacked and stabbed to death in the most brutal manner imaginable on December 1, 1990 in front of his students (all under 11) inside his classroom by a CPI(M) killer gang. After killing him, the gang left a message on the blackboard warning of similar fate to anyone who attempted to be witness in the case.

After five years of investigations, the Additional District and Sessions Court in Kannur and later Kerala High Court sentenced five of the seven accused to death but the Supreme Court acquitted four of them in December, 2006. Also, the fifth person’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

The BJP and the RSS have been demanding a thorough probe into the Jayakrishnan killing to bring out the conspiracy behind the brutal murder and to book the big guns who had worked behind the scene but no such investigation had been held so far.

About the delay in arresting the killers of Marxist rebel TP Chandrasekharan of Onchiyam, Kozhikode, the Chief Minister said that this was because the police had stopped the practice of accepting the “accused” supplied by the political parties involved in the crime. “The law will take its own course and nobody will be allowed to block its path,” he said.

“Earlier, political parties used to supply the accused to the police in cases of political murders. This Government wants to put an end to that practice. There is delay in arrests because the cops want to get the real culprits. We cannot say that the police should arrest all the accused within a stipulated period. The point is, everyone responsible should be caught,” Chandy said.

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