//Varghese death: former IG's petition dismissed

Varghese death: former IG's petition dismissed

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed a writ petition filed by the former Inspector-General of Police K. Lakshmana challenging the criminal proceedings initiated against him in connection with the death of Naxalite leader Varghese.

The CBI had filed an FIR before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on the basis of the affidavit of the former police constable, P. Ramachandran Nair. The CBI took over the investigation into the allegation that the Naxalite leader was shot dead by the police in the Thirunelli forest in Wayanad in 1970, following a High Court directive.

The former police constable who is no more had admitted in the affidavit that he shot dead Mr. Varghese in the Thirunelli forest at the instance of the former Director General of Police Vijayan and Mr. Lakshmana.