The Kerala Police investigating the SFI leader murder case is likely to seek the help of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the investigation. The SFI leader, Abhimanyu, was killed in a Taliban-style murder by well-trained professional killers.
According to sources in the police, the investigation team is trying to find possible links to the 2010 hand-chopping case of Thodupuzha Newman College teacher T J Joseph. Reports suggest that the police may impose stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on the accused.
The probe team is analyzing the CCTV footages of the court proceedings in the hand-chopping case to identify the links. Ten PFI workers have been sentenced to eight-year rigorous imprisonment in the hand-chopping case.The team believes that the pro-terrorist outfit PFI and its allied organisations have given shape to a highly-trained and lethal ‘jihadi hit squad’ to carry out murders.
Some of the accused arrested in connection with the campus murder were not college students and said to be members of this gang.
According to forensic experts, the stabbing is done in such a manner that the victim had no chance to survive even for a few minutes.
There is an allegation that the CPI(M) is avoiding naming the PFI in the murder case. Prof Karassery, a liberal Muslim scholar, has accused the media and Left-intellectuals of providing a conducive atmosphere for these jihadi outfits to grow in the state. “When the accused will be arrested, these people will cry foul saying victimization of Muslims. They are in the pay-rolls of jihadi Islamist outfits. They are more dangerous than these jihadi groups.”