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SC dismisses Mani’s petiton against probe

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea by Marxist leader M M Mani to quash an order to further probe his alleged statement about the CPM having systematically annihilated political opponents in Idduki 30 years ago

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 24, 2012 3:27:53 am

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea by Marxist leader M M Mani to quash an order to further probe his alleged statement about the CPM having systematically annihilated political opponents in Idduki 30 years ago.

The court,however,issued a notice to the Kerala government on Mani’s petition challenging the legality of registration of a second FIR in the case.

The petition contended that registration of a second FIR was impermissible as all the accused had been acquitted by a court during 1985-86 and the HC had dismissed the appeal against acquittal.

Mani,who was Idukki district secretary of CPM,at a public meeting in Manakkad,had allegedly said the Marxist party had eliminated at least three of its political foes in the 1980s. A deeply embarrassed CPM had later removed him from the post.

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