Sreejith continues his 768th day of protest demanding CBI investigation on his brother Sreejeev’s death. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tells that government will take a favourable stand in High Court on CBI inquiry….reports Asian Lite News
On the 768th day of his protest for justice in Thiruvananthapuram, 29-year-old Sreejith said he will continue his fast till the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case of his brother Sreejeev’s alleged ‘custodial death’ in 2014.
Sreejith has already been on fast for the last 38 days.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called the family for a meeting on Monday evening, after gaining massive public support on social media. Vijayan assured Sreejith and his mother Ramani that the government would take a favourable stand in the High Court regarding a CBI enquiry in the case, if they approach the court with the demand.
Vijayan also told that Central government did not heed the demand of State in July 2017, for a CBI inquiry. The CBI had also refused to take up the case as it did not consider it as “a rare case.”
Sreejith’s mother, has filed a petition in the High Court on Tuesday. “I thought I will even lose this son of mine. Only now, after all this support, I am getting confident of justice. We want CBI probe,” she told the media.
Sreejith says his brother was arrested in an alleged theft case and that he was a victim of torture in police custody. “My brother was in relationship with a girl, who was related to a cop. He was tortured by the police and the police fabricated a story and produced evidence to cover up the crime.”
The police, however, claimed that he consumed poison which was hidden in his underwear soon after his arrest.
Earlier on Monday, Shashi Tharoor MP, and K C Venugopal, said they had met union Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh and got assurances regarding a CBI inquiry into Sreejeev’s death.