Kerala HC ordered CBI probe into Kalabhavan Mani death case

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kochi, (Kerala) [India], Apr. 12 (ANI): The Kerala high court on Wednesday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani. Mani's wife Nimmy and his brother RLV Ramakrishnan have filed petitions to seek CBI probe. The report further stated that the court rejected CBI's argument of not taking over the case. It was being found out that two different poisonous substances were found in Mani's body. Last year on March 6, Mani was taken to a hospital in Kochi from his farm house near Chalakuddy and breathed his last two days later. Mani's untimely death left the film industry as well as those in his hometown in Chalakuddy, shocked. He had acted in 200 films in Malayalam and other languages too. A CBI probe into the death was sought soon after the new Pinarayi Vijayan-led government assumed office in May last year. A few of the actor's close aides, who were present at his farmhouse when he collapsed, had undergone the lie-detector test earlier. (ANI)