CP Jaleel’s family demands fresh probe into Kerala police’s extrajudicial killing

Kerala based human rights group Janakeeya Manushyavakasa Prasthanam and family of C.P. Jaleel, a suspected Maoist who was shot dead at a private resort at Vythiri in Wayanad district on 6 March last year by Kerala police, staged a dharna in front of the Wayanad collectorate raising a slew of demands including a comprehensive probe by a government agency into the extrajudicial killing.

“The magisterial probe conducted by the former Wayanad collector was a sham,” Jaleel’s brother C P Rasheed said.

“He (collector) didn’t consider the forensic report or the CCTV visuals from the resort. Any inquiry that doesn’t consider these vital pieces of evidence is incomplete. The report is only meant to whitewash the police,” Rasheed added.

According to Rasheed, the police had claimed that commandos killed him in retaliatory fire but the new findings pointed to a fake encounter.

Janakeeya Manushyavakasa Prasthanam president and prominent activist Thushar Nirmal Sarathi said the forensic report has proved that claims of police were false.

He said:” “Police had stated that two maoists had fired at the policemen and they had retaliated in self-defence. But during forensic examination it was found that Jaleel didn’t fire at all.”