ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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KERALA-The Ghost of Rajan

KERALA The Ghost of Rajan Mukundan C Menon THE lengthy judicial procedure in the famous Rajan case in Kerala began with the habeas corpus petition filed by Eiehara Variyar, father of Rajan, in the Kerala High Court requesting it to pass an order for the production of his son who had been arrested by the police during Emergency. In that petition filed on March 25, 1977, Karunakaran, the then chief minister, was not included as a respondent. But Karuna- fcaran's Assembly statement of March 29, 1977 after the High Court accepted the petition ("Rajan was not arrested the police; nor is he in police custody. How the police is responsible to answer the whereabouts of such a person") prompted Variyar to request on March 30, 1977 that Karunakaran should also be included as a respondent.

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