NCHRO Sought Judicial Probe Into Jaleel’s ‘Encounter’ Death
11 March 2019
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) have sought a judicial probe into the circumstances leading to the death of suspected Maoist C.P. Jaleel at Vythiri in Wayanad last week.
NCHRO functionaries in a press conference at Calicut Press Club, Kozhikode told that there were reasons to suspect that the “encounter” between the suspected Maoists and personnel of the Thunderbolt commando team had been staged . The police version of the incident had many inconsistencies.
The incident bore an uncanny resemblance to the killing of Naxalite leader A Varghese about five decades ago in Thirunelly as well Maoists Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha in the Nilambur forests in 2017. “We have suspicions that the visit of Kannur range IG Balram Kumar Upadhyay to the resort a few days before the incident was to lay the groundwork for the encounter.
It is hard to digest that not a single policeman got injured in the gunfight,” said NCHRO state executive member A Vasu. Forum’s state president Vilayodi Sivankutty, National Secretary Reni Ayline, Exco member MK Sharafudheen, and Forum’s state secretary AM Shanawas also attended the press conference.
Ultimately, to curb the rampant criminal practice of staged killings there needs to be a concerted effort on multiple fronts – the legal, institutional as well as societal.
1) The Hindu :- https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/judicial-probe-sought-into-jaleels-death/article26504615.ece
2) Manorama:- https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/03/12/vythiri-shootout-resort-employees-on-police-radar.html