Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Jan 16 (ANI): After over 700 days of protesting against his brother's alleged custodial death, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met Sreejith here on Monday.
Following the meeting, Sreejith told media that he would continue to protest.
Sreejith has been protesting outside the Secretariat for over 700 days, demanding CBI inquiry into his brother Sanjeev's death in police custody.
Sreejith claimed the protest was against the inaction of the police officials regarding his younger brother's death.
Meanwhile, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor, along with AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal, met Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh in New Delhi to press for a CBI inquiry into Sreejeev's death.
Later, Tharoor and Singh also held a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital.
Had a very constructive meeting w/ @drjitendrasingh on the imperative need for a CBI inquiry into the custodial death of Sreejith's brother. We then met together with @rajnathsingh ji who agreed that custodial deaths should always be inquired into. Expecting official OK today pic.twitter.com/eBBXsU5Mpc— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 15, 2018
Tharoor on twitter further revealed that he spoke to Sreejith on the phone to convey the government's assurance of a CBI inquiry into his brother's death, and urged him to call off the protest.
"Spoke to Sreejith by phone to convey the government's assurance of CBI inquiry into the custodial death of his brother Sreejeev. Admired his courage and persistence but urged him to call off his protest now. May truth and justice prevail," he tweeted.(ANI)