It is normal practice for Kerala Police to fabricate evidences, Admits CPM Leader

published on September 12, 2009

Paul murder: Book CPM leaders, says BJP

PNS | Kochi / Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala BJP on Saturday demanded that State CPI(M) secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and his supporter State committee member P Jayarajan MLA should be interrogated by the police in the context of their ‘revelations’ and allegations with regard to the sensational case of the murder of industrialist Paul George Muthoot.

While State BJP general secretary AN Radhakrishnan asked the police to question Pinarayi for his statements that “revealed” the role of the CPI(M) in the murder, party spokesman MS Kumar wanted Jayarajan to be taken into custody and questioned for his statement that it was normal practice with the State police to fabricate evidences to nail culprits in murder cases.

Kerala Yuva Morcha president K Surendran went a step further demanding, “Jayarajan should be arrested and put in jail.” The attack against Pinarayi and his loyalist came after both the leaders made stunning statements on the Paul murder case on Friday. Pinarayi, who had earlier said RSS was behind the murder, changed his charge by blaming the Congress for promoting goondas in Kerala.

The CPI(M) MLA from Koothuparambu had told the media on Friday that there was no surprise in the reports that the State police had got an S-shaped knife, believed to be the one “recovered” from the house of 12th accused Kaari Sathish, as the weapon used for killing Paul. He said it was a normal practice with the Kerala Police to fabricate such evidences with the intention of nailing the accused in such cases.

The BJP wanted to know from Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, a member of the CPI(M) Politburo, and Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose whether there was any truth in Jayarajan’s statement. “I don’t want to comment on that,” said Punnoose when newsmen asked him about this.

Kumar said in Thiruvananthapuram that the BJP had to know from Jayarajan and the police as to how many of the BJP-RSS workers had been trapped by the police in cases of violence using such fabricated evidences. “The police had made several RSS-BJP workers accused in cases of violence, especially in Kannur. We now strongly doubt that they could have been trapped by the police through this strategy,” he said.

“We have to know how many RSS-BJP workers had been imprisoned by the combined efforts of Jayarajan and the police and by producing fabricated evidences like weapons the police themselves made. The police should take Jayarajan into custody and make him reveal all this,” Kumar said.

Stating that Paul’s murder was not just another case of murder but it had serious implications as far as the politics and social life of Kerala were concerned, judging from the way the CPI(M) leaders were showing their interest in it. “The people of Kerala are convinced that the truth of this murder will never come out if the Kerala Police controlled by the CPI(M) probed it. We call for a probe by a Central agency like the CBI,” he said.

Speaking to the Press in Kochi, Radhakrshnan said that the police should take Pinarayi Vijayan into custody for interrogation as his statements in the two Press conferences he held indicated the CPI(M)’s role in Paul’s murder. Pinarayi’s demand that the mediamen who were trying to find out the truth in the Paul murder should be interrogated was part of the CPI(M)’s fascist move to wield control over all democratic institutions.

“It was Pinarayi who first said that Paul was killed with an S-shaped knife, a weapon he alleged the RSS used to kill opponents. With this argument he said RSS was behind the murder. But the media later brought out the truth that the knife was made by a blacksmith on orders of the police. This made it obvious that Pinarayi was trying to save the real culprits and therefore he should be questioned,” Radhakrishnan said.

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