'Lost trust in Kerala police': Jishnu's mother to move SC asking CBI probe

In her petition, Mahija slams the Kerala police for its lousy investigation and says she has lost trust in them.
'Lost trust in Kerala police': Jishnu's mother to move SC asking CBI probe
'Lost trust in Kerala police': Jishnu's mother to move SC asking CBI probe
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Nearly nine months after Jishnu Pranoy, a student of Nehru college in Thrissur district was found hanging in his hostel bathroom after being physically harassed by the college management, his mother Mahija is set to approach the Supreme Court.

According to reports, Mahija will file a petition for intervention at the SC on Monday, seeking to be a party in the case.

In her application demanding a CBI probe into her son's death, Mahija will say that she has lost trust in the Kerala police.

Mahija says she has enough reasons to believe that the Kerala police investigation in the case was not going in the right direction and that she fears destruction of crucial evidence at the hands of the police.

Criticising the manner in which the police conducted the investigation, Mahija said that the police took more than a month to match the blood stains recovered from the 'torture room'- where Jishnu is alleged to have subjected to physical assault.

Currently, a petition filed by the Kerala government, challenging the Kerala High Court granting anticipatory bail to the first accused Krishnadas (Nehru Group Chairman) is being considered by the apex court.

In July, the  SC replaced the anticipatory bail conditions and ordered Krishnadas not to enter Kerala, other than when the police asks him to.

At the time, a bench comprising Justice NV Ramana and Justice PC Pant sought the CBI’s response on taking over the investigation in the case.

Following this, the Kerala government had made it clear that it had no objections in CBI inquiring the case. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said this after Jishnu's father Asokan met him in person to submit a memorandum seeking a CBI probe.

According to reports, the CBI will convey its stand in the case on Monday.

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