THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The has decided to move court demanding a into the . The decision comes after the state government handed over the case to the crime branch, without conceding to the demands of the Congress.

“We do not trust the state police. They are not going to nab the real conspirators behind the murders. So, the party has decided to take legal opinion for approaching the court seeking a CBI probe,” said , convener of the campaign committee of the .

KPCC vice-president K Sudhakaran said that the party was holding talks with the family members of the Kripesh and Sarath Lal on approaching the court for a CBI probe. “The party will support the parents of the two youths to move court since they have made it clear they have no trust on the state police,’’ said K Sudhakaran.

Muraleedharan said that the visit of Kasaragod MP P Karunakaran and CPM district leaders to the house of A Peethambaran—who has been arrested in the case— indicates that the CPM would sabotage the probe. “They visited Peethambaran’s house to pledge the support of the party to him and his family,’’ he said.

The Congress leader added that the role of quotation gang from Kannur cannot be ruled out in the murder of Kripesh and Sarath Lal. The killings were planned by the district leadership of the CPM, and culprits of Shuhaib murder case are involved in this case, alleged Muraleedharan.

Muraleedharan added that the Congress did not prevent chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan from visiting the houses of the slain Youth Congress workers. CPM leaders in the district spread the fake news, he added.

The KPCC leader also flayed the police for not registering any case against CPM leader V P P Mustafa who threatened Congress leaders of dire consequences in his speech.

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