Manoj murder: Court denies petition for lie detection test
Posted on: 26 Sep 2012
Manoj's murder: The trial court on Wednesday denied the petition filed by the accused in Manoj murder case seeking to subject them to lie detection tests .Among the 15 accused, 6 gave petition. Excluding one, all others are under remand.
Earlier the SC had rejected the bail pleas of the 14 accused in the murder of BMS worker Ayanikad C T Manoj (39). The SC felt that as the case is under investigation, it would not be able to intervene.
14 persons belonging to the CPM had filed the bail pleas. Six of them, who reportedly have strained relations with the party, have approached the additional session's court in Kozhikode to subject them to lie detection tests.
According to the charge sheet, C T Manoj, a native of Payyoli, was hacked to death on February 12. BJP activists barged into the house of Manoj and attacked his father and son who were CPM men and also destroyed his house. The incident happened on February 8. To take revenge on this, Manoj was killed on February 12,
The post mortem revealed that Manoj had 24 stab injuries on his body. But police could recover only a sword and a few iron rods.
As part of evidence collection, none of the accused were taken to Manoj's house or anywhere. Their fingerprints too were not recorded. There are moves to re-open the case again for investigation.