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Sunday, 20 October 2019 11.07 AM IST

Cabinet decides to hand over Pavaratty custodial death case to CBI

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THIRUVANANATHAPURAM: The cabinet decided to hand over the Pavaratty custodial death case to the CBI. The cabinet decided to seek CBI probe in all custodial deaths.

The decision was taken as per the Supreme Court verdict. In the first phase, the Pavaratty custodial death will be handed over to the CBI. The government had earlier handed over some custodial deaths to the CBI.

The most important direction of the court is to seek probe from an agency outside in the case involving police.

Meantime, two more have been taken into custody in the Pavaratty excise custodial death case. The arrest of the two identified as excise civil officers Smipin and Mahesh has been registered. With this, five persons have been arrested so far.

The man identified as Ranjith Kumar (35) was taken into custody by the narcotic squad on October 1st and while being taken to the police station he showed symptoms of seizure and had susebquently died.

However, post mortem report had revealed multiple internal injuries following which three excise officials had been arrested, and four are abscounding.

A case of unnatural death was registered and later homicide charges were pressed against the excise officials responsible for the incident.

Ranjith Kumar was a history-sheeter with many 'ganja' (cannabis) cases, most of them for allegedly distributing the narcotic among schoolchildren.

This is the second custodial death in the state this year.

Rajkumar, a 49-year-old man taken into custody in connection with a financial fraud case, had died on June 21 in Peermedu sub-jail, allegedly due to custodial torture.

Four police personnel of the Nedumkandam police station in Idukki had been suspended and eight others transferred in connection with Rajkumar's death.

Rajkumar had suffered serious injuries and had at least 32 wounds on both legs below the knee.

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