Kochi: Dealing a blow to CPIM, the Kerala High Court on Monday ordered a CBI probe into the murder of Kripesh, 19, and Sarath Lal, 24, at Kallyot, near Periye, in Kasaragod on February 17.
The court held that the investigators ignored the “conspiracy angle”, despite evidence to the contrary, making the investigation a ‘sham’.
Considering the petition filed by parents of the deceased, Justice B Sudheendra Kumar said the existing chargesheet would not cause a fair trial.
The petitioners, the court pointed out, did not have “any design” behind the plea for transferring the probe to the CBI. Further, the court had “strong reservations about the impartiality and fairness in the investigation by the State police because of the political fallout”.