M M Mani CPI(M) Leader Arrested For Denying Polygraph test

Published on: 22 Nov, 2012
Published under: Idukki District News, Politics News Kerala

21 November 2012
Idduki, kerala
Senior leader of CPI(M) M M Mani on Wednesday was arrested for declining to turn up for a polygraph test as a part of the probe in connection with his controversial speech in which he said his party had in the past eliminated some of its political rivals in Idukki district.

An investigation team send a notice to Mr Mani to inform if he is ready for the the polygraph test by Wednesday. Citing legal and medical grounds, Mr Mani had informed the police that he would not comply with the demand of the investigators.CPI(M) has called a hartal in Idukki district  on Thursday to protest against his arrest.

Police had registered a criminal case against Mr Mani and two other party activists and started a fresh probe into the murder of an INTUC activist in the district 30 years ago in the light of Mr Mani’s speech.While addressing a public meeting at Manakkad near Thodupuzha in the district a few months ago, Mr Mani said his party had in the 1980s drawn up a list of political rivals to be eliminated and executed. This comment sparked a raging controversy within and outside the state.

With Mr Mani’s speech causing deep embarrassment to even the central leadership of the CPI(M), he was removed as the CPI-M Idukki district secretary and suspended from the state committee in July last year.


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