Jayakrishnan Master murder case : BJP asks Kerala Govt to file review plea

via PTI published on December 16, 2006

Kannur: The Kerala government should be prepared to file a review petition in the Apex Court pertaining to the BJYM Vice President K T Jayakrishan murder case, in the light of the Supreme Court commuting the death sentences of one of the accused and acquitting four others, BJP state president P K Krishna Das said today.

“The Apex Court verdict in the murder of Jayakrishnan in December 1999 is quite unfortunate. The state government alone has the right to file a review petition as the prosecution had failed to hold the accused guilty in the case. The culprits were set free on the strength of lack of solid evidence,’ Krishnadas told a press conference here.

Flaying CPI(M) workers for holding victory marches and bursting fire crackers in front of the slain BJYM leader’s house yesterday after the Apex Court pronounced its judgement, he said it would only create tension in the region.

He alleged that there had been attempts to scuttle the investigation process right from the beginning. That was amply made clear by the local court while awarding capital punishment to the accused CPI-M activists in 2003.

He said the BJP was thinking of fighting the case politically and seek legal remedies after consulting experts.

The BJP would hold a state-wide demonstration on Dec 20 to protest the manner in which the case was handled by the Public Prosecutor and chalk out strategies for a series of protests from January 2007, he added.

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