Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala unit of Congress is caught in an another controversy as its Chief Minister has revoked a murder attempt case involving RSS workers against a police officer.
The executive order has created a storm as CPM said that it was a sign of match fixing between Congress and BJP going on in Kerala.
The murder attempt case was registered in 2005 against 32 RSS workers after they attacked and hurled bombs on police inspector Mohan Nair, who tried to contain campus violence in the state capital. A seriously injured Nair had been hospitalized for more than a year.
The CM took the decision in December 2012 after police had submitted the charge sheet and trial was about to begin. His contention is that he received an appeal from a youth saying that if he is not relived from the case he would lose the job of being a police constable. His selection would be disqualified on this ground. He was a student at the time of the incident. CM says that it was done on humanitarian grounds.
The current Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala washed his hands off the pardon given to the RSS and even Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, the ex-Home Minister denied that it had anything to do with him.
Reports say CM’s A group MLA Palode Ravi had recommended for this RSS man.