KANNUR: The investigation into the homicide of Muslim League supporter Mansoor at Pullukkara close to Panur on Tuesday night time has been handed over to district Crime Department (CB). Kannur Metropolis Police Commissioner R Ilango mentioned a 15-member particular staff led by DySP Ok Ismail has been shaped to probe the case.
“The police have already recognized 11 individuals concerned within the assault. However the assailants have absconded. Seven of the gang members who had attacked Mansoor are from the neighbourhood,” Ilango informed reporters right here on Thursday. “Thus far, one particular person — recognized as Shinos, a DYFI member — has been arrested in reference to the homicide,” he mentioned.
“As per the assertion of Shinos — who has been remanded in judicial custody — the assault was carried out not with the intention to homicide and the assailants’ goal was Mansoor’s brother Muhasin,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless, the actual motive could be recognized solely after all of the accused are nabbed,” he mentioned.
Earlier within the day, the UDF boycotted the peace assembly convened by the district collector to ease the strain prevailing within the space following Mansoor’s homicide and the following violence, the place in a number of CPM places of work have been vandalised.
UDF leaders alleged that the police have been appearing in a discriminatory method by arresting League employees in reference to the violence at Peringathur, however not arresting even a single particular person for Mansoor’s homicide.
Although UDF leaders, together with DCC president Satheeshan Pacheni, UDF district convener P T Mathew, Muslim League district common secretary Abdul Karim Cheleri and state vice-president V Ok Abdul Khader Moulavi, reached the collectorate earlier than 11am — the scheduled time for the assembly — they expressed their anger in opposition to the “onesided stance of the police” and boycotted the assembly. They mentioned the assembly was solely a farce to cowl up the inefficiency of the police.
“The police have failed miserably in making certain justice to the household of Mansoor,” mentioned Pacheni. “At the same time as 48 hours have handed because the assault, the police couldn’t nab any particular person in reference to the homicide. The one particular person nabbed was, the truth is, handed over to the police by injured Muhasin (Mansoor’s brother). That is shameful,” mentioned Pacheni.
UDF alleges police laxity in Mansoor homicide case; no delay thus far, say cops
“The police, who did not arrest the culprits concerned within the homicide, have already arrested 10 League employees in reference to the violence occurred in Peringathur. They beat up League employees who had acted out of indignation over the homicide of their fellow celebration man,” mentioned Abdul Karim Cheleri.
“The police didn’t act even after UDF gave sufficient proof relating to the distribution of weapons by a DYFI chief in reference to the assault. Those that have come right here to attend the peace assembly are the leaders of the murderers,” mentioned Pacheni.
Addressing the peace committee assembly, Collector TV Subhash known as for the honest help and cooperation of all of the folks involved. The assembly condemned the homicide of Mansoor and the violence that adopted in reference to the funeral procession. The assembly urged the police to arrest all of the folks concerned within the violence and Mansoor’s homicide.
“All political events and folks within the district ought to be vigilant and cautious to make sure peace,” he mentioned. “All of the accused within the violence might be arrested quickly,” Subhash informed reporters later. “They’ve misplaced considered one of their employees and the district administration understands the feelings of UDF leaders,” mentioned Subhash. “However, they too will cooperate with the makes an attempt to revive peace within the district,” he mentioned.
After the assembly, the town police commissioner mentioned: “There was no deliberate delay by the police in taking motion. We’ve got taken an neutral stand. It could be unimaginable for the police to pay attention solely on the homicide, when violence hits a whole area. The police will examine all incidents in reference to violence and take strict motion,” he mentioned. To deliver the area again to regular, the police have beefed up safety preparations, he mentioned.