Kerala High court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking CBI investigation into the Marad carnage which claimed nine lives in 2003.
A Division Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice J B Koshy and Justice B Bhavadasan, said the investigation cannot be conducted at this distance of time as over five years had lapsed.
The bench pointed out that investigation had been conducted by state CBCID resulting in the conviction of 59 persons. Government had also conducted an inquiry by a district judge who was appointed as commision. Various measures were taken as suggested by the commission to prevent recurrence of such incidents.
The petitioners-- Peoples Forum for Natural Justice and T Shyamala, who lost two children in the carnage, submitted that Mahesh Kumar Singla, IGP, had not conducted proper investigation and action should be taken against him. His conduct was suspicious, they alleged.
The bench said if there was any odd behaviour in his attitude, it was for the state to take appropriate action and held that there was no grounds to order CBI inquiry now.