CBI tells Kerala HC: Ready to take over Kannur political murder cases

The Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday informed the Kerala High Court that it has no objection to the investigation into the killings of RSS workers in the state, ANI reported. They were responding to a PIL filed by a Gopalan Adiyodi Vakkeel Smaraka Trust’s secretary RK Premdas.

Kannur is the home district of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and is also considered the strongest bastion of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). Vijayan assumed office in May last year.

The court direction comes just hours before the end of “Jana Raksha Yatra” in Thiruvananthapuram, led by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Kerala unit President Kummanem Rajasekheran.

The yatra began from Kannur earlier this month and was meant to highlight “the killing of BJP/RSS cadres by the CPI-M”.

BJP national president Amit Shah, who flagged off the yatra from Kannur, arrived in Thiruvananthapuram to lead the yatra and address the public meeting.