Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI, which is the junior partner in Left Democratic Alliance (LDF), has submitted a report to the Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, on the encounter killings of four communist terrorists in the forests of Palakkad.
The CPI has alleged that the encounter killings were fake, mounting pressure on the CPI(M) led government. The report was prepared after a CPI delegation visited the alleged encounter spot in Agali forest range and also took statements from the members of local tribes in the vicinity.
Today, CPI State Secretary, Kanam Rajendran, submitted the report to the Chief Minister. Since the encounter killings took place last week the CPI had been demanding an inquiry into the incident and was claiming it to be a fake encounter. The party has come down heavily against the police force which conducted an operation to neutralize the threat of the communist terrorists in the forest area of Kerala.
Earlier in the day, Kerala High Court ordered to bury the bodies of the two Maoists killed in the encounter. The order comes after relatives of the deceased moved a petition in the High Court challenging an order of Palakkad Sessions Judge allowing the police to cremate the bodies of those killed.
The relatives opposed the burial and sought that proper investigation be made into the matter.