The CM has claimed that Central Police Kochi had seized construction tools and not weapons from the college.

Maharajas college weapons seizure Kerala CM served notice for misleading assembly
news Politics Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 16:20

Kerala opposition MLAs on Tuesday served a breach of privilege notice to CM Pinarayi Vijayan for misleading the Assembly over the seizure of weapons at Maharaja college in Kochi. 

Congress MLAs, PT Thomas and Hibi Eden said that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had misled the Legislative Assembly by claiming that the weapons which the Central Police Kochi had seized from Kochi’s Maharaja College hostel room were not actually weapons but construction tools.

Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said that he will examine the issue. The accusation of Congress MLAs is that the CM misled the house by covering up information from the FIR on the case, in connection with the seizure of weapons. They even raised a more serious allegation saying that the CM with his remarks was trying to influence investigation in the case.

On May 3, the police had seized weapons from the college hostel which included machetes, iron rods and wooden sticks. The raid was followed a complaint by the college principal. The weapons were seized from the staff headquarters which was recently converted into a students’ hostel.

The police registered a case under the Arms Act. In the FIR, the tools were reportedly described as weapons.

In response to a query, the CM had told the Assembly that they were construction tools.

He reiterated the same on Wednesday when he said that he was not making things up, but quoting from the FIR. 

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