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Lecturer attack case: Probe in right direction, says DGP

Investigation in the case relating to the recent attack on a private college lecturer is going in the right direction and police have gathered a "clear picture" of those behind the incident, a top police official said on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2010 00:15 IST

Investigation in the case relating to the recent attack on a private college lecturer is going in the right direction and police have gathered a "clear picture" of those behind the incident, a top police official said on Wednesday.

Police would also investigate if there was any lapse on the part of police, DGP Jacob Punnose told reporters after a high level meeting of police officers probing the case at nearby Muvattupuzha.

The lecturer, TJ Joseph, head of the department of Malayalam at a private Christian college at Muvattapuzha in the district, had been attacked allegedly by activists belonging to Muslim fundamentalist outfit Popular Front while he was returning with his family after Sunday mass on July 4. His right hand was chopped off for allegedly preparing a question paper with derogatory references to Prophet Mohammed.

Joseph was arrested in April last after the question paper set by him for the B Com II year internal exams sparked protests by Muslim outfits, which claimed it had hurt their religious sentiments. He was later suspended from the college and was out on bail when attacked.