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Periya double murder case likely to be probed by the Crime Branch

Kasaragod: As per the latest reports, it is known that Pinarayi led LDF government is likely to hand over the Periya double murder case to Crime Branch. The move was made after Congress demanded CBI inquiry into the case.

At present, a special team led by Crime Branch DySP under district police chief A Sreenivas is probing the case.

Meanwhile, Sreenivas who got promoted as Crime Branch SP has vacated the post of district police chief.

The state government is planning to continue the probe under Sreenivas.

Sreenivas who has a good track record has proved his efficiency by investigating controversial cases like Riyas Maulavi murder case. Thus, the government examined that the latter should investigate the case.

On Wednesday evening, the probe team had arrested Echinamkode native Saji George who took vehicle for the killers. It is reported that the special probe team will arrest more persons who are involved in the case.

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