High Court orders probe into Maoist killings

High Court orders probe into Maoist killings

Agency News

Kochi, Nov 12: Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the killings of two Maoists in an alleged fake encounters in Agali in Palakkad district on October 28 and 29.

Justice R Narayana Pisharadi directed the police to conduct an enquiry into the circumstances leading to the killing of two suspected Maoists, Karthik and Kannan. The court delivered the order based on the petitions of the relatives of the two Maoists.

The judge asked the government to find out whether the police officers who had taken part in the encounter committed any offence. The court directed to seize the weapons used by the police and send them for forensic and ballistic analysis.

Four Maoists Manivaskam, Karthi, Rama and Aravind were killed in two encounters allegedly stage-managed by Thunder Bolts, counter insurgency wing of Kerala police in Agali forest last month. (UNI)