In a mysterious twist to the sensational Fazal murder case, it has come to light that the mobile phone call records of the accused have gone missing.
The document which is a crucial evidence went missing apparently in 2007 when the case diary was handed over from one investigating officer to another, reports Prashanth MP of Times of India.
Mohammed Fazal, a worker of Popular Front of India, was killed on October 22, 2006 at Thalassery in Kannur.
CPI (M) workers Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrasekharan, known as Karayi brothers, are two among the accused in the case.
On June 9, Karayi Rajan submitted a video of an RSS member Subeesh allegedly confessing to the crime, at the CBI court in Kochi.
TK Rajmohan who was conducting the probe in the last phase before the investigation was handed over to the CBI told the national agency that, “letters were sent to mobile companies for call details during the investigation. There is no mention of call details received from any agency in the case diary. I am not aware of the receipt of any call details received. The documents might have been misplaced,” the report states.
The report quotes sources as saying, “an accused in the case and a CPI (M) worker Kodi Suni, had told the investigators that he was in Bengaluru on the day Fazal was murdered". Since the call data records have vanished, it has now become not possible to verify the veracity of this. However the report also says there are some officers who have seen the call details such as Ratheesh Krishnan, DSP, CBCID. He told the CBI that he had verified certain call details, which were kept in a separate folder along with the CD of the case diary received during the time.
“I was aware that call details were demanded from various telecom agencies and they have been furnished,” the report quotes a statement from Ratheesh Krishnan.
Another officer, V Venugopalan, who headed the probe at one point, had also told the CBI that the call data records were analysed.