CBI seeks more time for Muthoot scion murder probe

Friday, October 29, 2010

KOCHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday sought two more months to complete its probe in the controversial murder case of Muthoot scion Paul M. George.

The CBI stated in its application to the Kerala High Court that it expects to get the final forensic reports shortly and then the charge sheet would be filed in two weeks.

A division bench of the Kerala High Court gave its nod for a CBI probe in January after M.G. George Muthoot, father of the victim, approached the court Oct 30 last year demanding probe by the investigation agency.

The court asked the CBI in January to take over the probe and complete it in six months.

George was killed under suspicious circumstances near Alappuzha Aug 21 last year while travelling in a car with Om Prakash and Rajesh, who face several criminal cases.

The police had arrested 19 people, including Om Prakash and Rajesh.

George’s father, in his petition, had highlighted 18 points on the manner in which Kerala Police probe was going on, and claimed that the investigation was going ahead based on a pre-written script of the police.

He said the police used the media to propagate false theories in the murder case which were meant to lay an escape route for the real culprits.

Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan also had to face the heat after speculations surfaced in the media that his son had an alleged involvement in the case.

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