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Assassination Attempt On CM Aboard Aircraft; Lookout Notice For 3rd Accused

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram : Lookout notice has been issued for the 3rd accused, Sunil Narayanan, in assassination attempt of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan aboard Kannur - Thiruvananthapuram flight on 13th June, Monday. Sunil went into hiding soon after the incident. Meanwhile, the high-level investigation team will hold its meeting in Ernakulam during the day.

Data has been collected from the airliner Indigo on all three men responsible for the in-flight attack . DGP ordered  Crime Branch SP Prajeesh Thothatill  for a probe that would shed light on the conspiracy involved.

The investigation team approached the court seeking custody of Farseen Majeed and  Naveen Kumar who were sent into remand after arrest. Testimonies from other  passengers on the flight were taken down  yesterday. Their statements were recorded  by Shankumukham  Asst. Commissioner. In the meantime, the case has been shifted to Principal Sessions court in Thiruvananthapuram.  The admission was allowed following Prosecution request seeking transfer.

The case shall be tried by Judicial First Class Magistrate Court II, meaning bail application of the accused, Prosecution  plea and all shall shall be heard by Principal Sessions Court in the capital.

Prosecution told the court  the in-flight attempt was genuinely  purposed to assassinate the Chief Minister. The assailants chose flight for their crime scene given that, it was space with least security.  The prime accused, Faseen Majeed has 13 cases to his criminal record.