Mansoor, 21, was killed in a clash in Kannur on April 6, the election day in Kerala. Eleven accused have been named in the FIR. All of them are CPM workers.
The HC annulled the First Information Reports (FIRs) filed by the Crime Branch over the claims by accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair that they were forced by the ED officials to give statements against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The State made the submission while the court took up for hearing two ED petitions, seeking the quashing of as many FIRs against its officials based on the statements of smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh and Nair.
Even as the State government was reiterating in the High Court that no ED official was summoned as part of the case, a Customs official had been sitting at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Kochi for hours on Wednesday.