Fasal murder: Two CPM leaders surrender in court
By Express News Service - KOCHI
23rd June 2012 08:21 AM
CPM leaders Karai Rajan and Karai Chandrasekharan, both accused in the Fasal murder case, who surrendered before the Ernakulam Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, had been absconding for more than two months.
Coming by a car around 2.30 pm on Friday, the two CPM leaders appeared calm and composed. After reaching the court premises, they rushed to the court room on the first floor to avoid identifying themselves. The court premises were crowded with people who came to have a glance at the two.
In an affidavit submitted before the court, Chandrasekharan and Rajan submitted that they were not aware of the incident. “The CBI had earlier questioned us in connection with the case. There is nothing more to divulge in the case. Even if the CBI wants to further interrogate us, we are ready to appear provided the interrogation is done in the presence of our advocate,” they said requesting that they should not be sent to CBI custody.
“If remanded in CBI custody there are chances that there could be false evidence being made against us. We will also be tortured mentally and physically,” they submitted.
Chandrasekharan submitted that he came to know about the incident when Fasal’s brother came to him telling that someone had killed Fasal. “Due to political pressure, the CBI has made forged documents and evidence to include us in the case,” he said.
Rajan submitted that he does not know Fasal, whose name he first heard after the latter’s death. “The allegations that I masterminded the murder are wrong. The CBI failed to establish how and when the conspiracy was hatched. The CBI’s allegations that I was absconding is absolutely wrong,” Rajan said.
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