Chennai, March 2. — The Madras High Court today turned down a plea by the widow of forest brigand Veerappan for a CBI probe into his death. Dismissing the petition by Ms Muthulakshmi, who had also sought a re-post-mortem of the bodies of her husband and his three associates, a Division Bench held that the petitioner had not made out a prima facie case for a CBI investigation into the death of Veerappan.
The petition alleged that the brigand had first been killed by the Special Task Force set up by Tamil Nadu Police to capture him, but it was shown that Veerappan was gunned down in an encounter. — PTI’