Where as the court acquitted P Vijayan, the former Director of General of Police by the case. Constable Ramachandran Nair, the first accused in the Varghese case, had died in 2006.
On Feb 18, 1970, Naxal Varghese was allegedly encountered by police at Thirunelli jungles in Kerala's Wyanad district.
The case came into lime light in 1998, when Constable Ramachandran Nair confessed that he killed Varghese on the orders of then Superintendent of Police P Vijayan and Deputy Superintendent of Police K Lakshmana.
Then the Varghese family approached the Kerala High Court for a CBI investigation.
In 1999, the high court asked the CBI to investigate the death of Varghese. On the direction of the court CBI took the case and filed the chargesheet in 2003 against police officers K Lakshmana and P Vijayan.