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CPM in a fix over CBI probe into Periye murders


Kasaragod:  CPM appears to be in a difficult situation after Kerala High Court transferred Periye twin murder case to the CBI. 

The state government led by CPM is jittery over whether or not to appeal against the HC order.  Of course, the next step is appeal against the Kerala HC’s transferring of the case to the CBI.

Immediately after the murders, CPM chose to disown A Peethambharan, the first accused in the case, stating that the party had no link to the murders.

In the event of Kerala government filing appeal against the HC order, it would be like dishonouring the party’s avowed stand in the case.

It would place the party in the dock. The crime branch report underlined the party stand that it had no part in the murders. The report termed the murders as being motivated by personal grudge.

If it were the case, the government had no right to appeal in a case which was perpetrated by an individual.

The case, then, has nothing that might pique the interest of the government.  One way before the government is welcome the court order.

However, CPM wouldn’t be able to sit through the situation given the fact that all 14 accused in the case are its workers.

Desisting from appeal might lead to internal squabbles in the party, alongside it has to protect the 14 families incurring huge financial commitment.

As CPM declared it had no link to murders, the party wouldn’t able to openly appeal for crowd funds. The only way to overcome the situation is to collect funds from abroad.

Earlier when the leading advocate Alloor was hired for bail, one CPM leader said that the friends from abroad helped the accused financially.

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