Congress leader in the custody of the crime branch

Congress leader in the custody of the crime branch

The Crime Branch of Kerala Police has taken major action on Thursday in connection with the attack on the ruling CPI(M)'s state headquarters AKG Centre. The crime branch team has taken the suspect in the case into custody. Significantly, the investigation of the case was started by the Crime Branch team two months ago. At the same time, Congress has termed this move of the police as politically motivated. Congress leader Shafi Parambil said in Kochi that at this time when Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra is going on, in such a situation, action is being taken against the leader of the party, this is being done to influence the yatra.

A senior Crime Branch official said that the suspect, named Jitin, is a local youth Congress leader and hails from Kazhakootam near Thiruvananthapuram. The suspect had attacked the AKG Center in retaliation for the vandalism in the offices of the State Congress Committee. He also informed that the suspect has been identified through the CCTV footage of the incident. At present, he is being interrogated.

At the same time, reacting to the claims of the police, Congress leader Shafi Parambil said that it is politically motivated. This action has been taken according to the agenda of the CPI(M) to pin the crime on Congress. He also claimed that such police action happens every time Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reaches Kerala. The last time when Rahul Gandhi was about to visit Kerala, news came that a Congress district secretary had been arrested. This is not the first time such news is coming.

At the same time, CPI(M) state secretary MV Govindan also hit back at the Congress statement, saying that the investigation into the attack on the AKG center is going in the right direction. The false propaganda of the opposition has been exposed by the arrest of the accused in this case. He also said that there are other people behind this incident.

A case under section 436 (mischief with intent to destroy a house by fire or explosive substance) of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 (a) of the Explosive Substances Act was registered in this regard at the Cantonment police station on July 1. After an investigation, the police said that at around 11.30 pm on June 30, a motorcyclist had hurled explosives at the AKG center in the heart of the capital.

Demand to ban the killing of dogs in Kerala
The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanding an immediate stop to the mass killing of dogs in the state. IATO National President Rajiv Mehra said that the killing of dogs should not be allowed. Recently, gruesome pictures of dogs being hanged on the streets of Kerala have surfaced on local and social media. Foreign tour operators and tourists have expressed deep concern over the mass killing of dogs in Kerala, the letter said. This is very appalling and inhuman. Tour operators have urged the Chief Minister to find a scientific solution to the problem of unclaimed dogs.

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