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Sivagiri Seer’s Death: Probe and Clear Mystery, HC Tells Govt

Kochi:  The Kerala High Court, on Wednesday, sought to clear the mystery behind the death by drowning of Sivagiri seer Swami Saswathikananda, who is believed to have known swimming.  Considering a petition that sought a CBI probe into the case, the HC Bench led by Justice Kamal Pasha directed the state government to conduct a thorough investigation in this regard.

Pointing put that the police have not produced an FIR in the magistrate court, the HC wondered what kind of a probe was initiated when no procedures as per the Criminal Procedure Act were followed.

The DGP submitted that though further probe in the case was ordered by the government, investigation is yet to begin. The police’s stance that additional evidences need to be collected prompted the court to query why then an action plan was readied.

The government informed the court that it is ready for any kind of probe as suggested by the court.

Stating this, the advocate general clarified before the court that there was nothing the government has to hide with regard to the case and that if there is a mystery it shall be cleared.

The High Court postponed the case for further hearing to December 14.