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Government Rejects Opposition’s Call for CBI Enquiry into Doctor Vandana’s Murder

Amidst mounting concerns and accusations from the Opposition regarding the State police’s handling of the investigation into the tragic murder of Dr. Vandana Das, the Kerala government has firmly dismissed calls for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan refuted claims of deficiencies in the police investigation, emphasizing that a special squad from the Crime Branch conducted a thorough inquiry and promptly submitted a charge sheet within 90 days of the crime.

Despite pleas from Vandana’s parents and Opposition demands, the High Court’s ruling and the police’s diligence in gathering evidence were cited as reasons against initiating a CBI investigation. The government asserted that the decision to transfer Vandana to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram was made based on medical advice, reflecting efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of medical personnel in similar situations.