Kerala court discharged Power Minister Mani from murder case

Vastavam web: A Kerala court today discharged Power Minister M M Mani from a case of murder and other penal offences, lodged against him in 2012 on the basis of his remark that the CPI(M) had eliminated its political foes.The court gave its ruling on a plea by Mani seeking his discharge from the case which was registered by the Thodupuzha police against him in wake of his controversial remark that the CPI-M was behind some of the political killings in Idukki district in the 1980s.

Mani was CPI-M’s Idukki’s district secretary, when he had made the controversial remark, prompting the police to register the criminal case under IPC sections of 302 (murder), 109 (abetment) and 118 (concealing design to commit offence).Besides Mani, the police had registered the criminal case also against two other party activists, while re-opening the murder of an INTUC activist in Idukki district 30 years ago in the light of the controversial speech.