The CBI on Tuesday arrested two CPM leaders from Kollam, one of them a personal staff member of party minister J Mercykuttiyamma, in connection with the murder of a local Congress leader. The two were identified as Mercykuttiyamma’s personal staff member Maxson and party district committee member K Babu Panicker.
According to the CBI, Congress worker Ramabhadran was hacked to death in Kollam by a CPM gang on April 11, 2010. The police, which probed the case, arrested 17 CPM workers in the case.
However, Ramabhadran’s family moved the high court, seeking a CBI probe. Subsequently, the CBI took over the probe.