“The police officers are from my own native place. They will make life difficult for me. I also believe that they are hatching a conspiracy against me,” Sreejith said.

Sreejith launches fresh stir at Secretariat alleges conspiracy by police against him
news Protests Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 14:31

Four days after calling off his protest demanding justice for his brother who died in police custody, Kerala youth Sreejith launched a protest once again in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday alleging a conspiracy against him.

Sreejith returned to the Secretariat on Sunday all set to start a fresh protest.

“The police officers are from my own native place. They will make life difficult for me. I also believe that they are hatching a conspiracy against me,” he told Manorama News.

Sreejith had called off his protest on January 31 after the CBI recorded his statement.

“I am satisfied and happy with how the CBI enquiry is going on,” Sreejith had told the media then.

Sreejith is now demanding that the accused police officers be suspended from duty. He also alleged that some social media supporters are collecting money in his name.

“A few activists offered money to me, but I avoided such people. However, without my knowledge many of them sought contributions from the public for my stir. I have no connection with these people,” he told Manorama News.

Sreejith protested for 783 days demanding a CBI probe into custodial death of his brother Sreejeev. After the CBI agreed to investigate his brother’s death on January 19, Sreejith continued his protest, demanding a confirmation from the CBI officials regarding the probe.

In May 2014, Sreejith’s brother Sreejeev was taken into custody by the Parassala police on allegations of theft. Days later, he died in a hospital. While police officials maintain that Sreejeev consumed poison, his family has accused the officers of murder and custodial torture.

In 2016, the Police Complaint Authority investigation found that Sreejeev’s death was indeed caused by custodial torture and the police version of the events were found to be false. In September 2016, the Kerala government asked the Director General of Police to hand over the probe to a Special Investigations Team (SIT).

While Sreejith and his family were granted a compensation of Rs 10 lakh by the state government, they continued to demand that the police officers responsible for Sreejeev’s death be suspended.

 

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