Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (PTI) A 29-year-old man today called off his 782-day protest here seeking a CBI probe into his brother’s alleged custodial death after appearing before the agency and getting his statement recorded. Also Read - E Sreedharan Ready to be Kerala Chief Minister if BJP Wins, Says Will Focus on Infra Development

“I have decided to end the agitation. Our demand was that CBI should probe. I have full faith in CBI probe,” Sreejith told reporters after ending his sit-in in front of the Secretarait. Also Read - Former KSRTC conductors hold symbolic 'shroud' protest

The CBI unit here has begun investigations into the case relating to the custodial death of Sreejeev who had died in May 2014, police said. Also Read - Rs 100 cr allotted to TDB for Sabarimala temple

He was taken into custody on the allegation of a mobile phone theft.

The statement of Sreejith’s mother, Ramani Prameela, was also recorded by CBI today.

The sit-in had received huge response in social media recently.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had also met Sreejith, promising support.

The LDF government had also written to the CBI asking it to re-examine its earlier decision not to take up the case.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.