Kerala Dirty Politics, The CBI has concluded its inquiry into the assassination of National Democratic Front (NDF) leader Fazal in Thalassery. The role of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the crime was ruled out. After conducting an investigation in response to a directive from the Kerala High Court, the CBI filed a closure report at the CBI court in Kochi.
On October 22, 2006, Fazal, who had switched from the CPM to the NDF, was assassinated at Saidarpalli in Thalassery, Kannur. Following a petition filed by Fazal’s wife, Mariyu, the CBI took over the police investigation. Party leaders Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrashekaran were among the eight CPM workers detained and charged by the CBI. The CBI’s acquittal of RSS activists is seen as a blow for the CPM, which has claimed that RSS activists were behind the murder.
Subeesh of Mahe, an RSS activist, admitted to the murder in a video recording released in June 2017. Subeesh, on the other hand, held a press conference the next day. He claimed that the video was taken by police after he was tortured and threatened in the Koothuparambu Mohanan murder case. This caused Fazal’s relatives to petition the Kerala High Court for a further probe. The Kerala High Court ordered the CBI to conduct a further probe in August of this year, and a special team was created for the purpose.
According to CBI officials, the statement of RSS activist Subeesh and his associate Shinoj was examined as part of the ongoing investigation. The duo’s statement was also taped a second time. The two told the CBI that the cops tortured them into giving a fake testimony. The CBI also discovered factual inaccuracies in Subeesh and Shinoj’s police statements. According to the CBI’s investigation, Fazal was murdered around 3.30 a.m., which was confirmed by postmortem. Although Subeesh stated it happened around 1.30 a.m.