Cong finds law and order worsen in Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (UNI) The Congress in Kerala today said law and order in the State has worsened and alleged that the rulling CPI(M) were controlling the police force in the state.

Alleging that the police had become inactive in the State, Pradesh Congress President Ramesh Chennithala said the police were not able to control the violence in Kannur.

In the Kannur central prison, the inmates had manhandled a warden, he said and alleged that the police had arrested and charge-sheeted persons as per the directions of Home Minister Kodiyei Balakrishnan in the Changannasery campus clashes in which a police official was killed.

Condemning the state Revenue Minister K P Rajendran's visit to the police station to release the All India Youth Federation activists, who were arrested yesterday as part of their agitation against multinational retail shops, he said as a Minister he should not have gone to the police station and helped in releasing the activists. The Minister had also violated the oath of office, he added.

In the ISRO land deal, Mr Chennithala said the Government was trying to help the estate owner. The government had not taken any action against the DFO, who had submitted a report stating that the land which was now identified was a forest land. Meanwhile, the government had come clear on the proposed land stating that it was not forest land. All these would only help the estate owner, who had earlier sold a part of his land to the ISRO for the Space Institute.

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