The Congress government on Thursday said the conspiracy behind the murder of CPI(M) rebel T P Chandrasekharan would be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told the media that the preliminary probe by a state police team has revealed high-level political conspiracy behind the murder. CPI(M) had helped the killers go into hiding. The police have demanded that a national level agency should probe into the conspiracy . Hence, we have decided to hand over the probe into the conspiracy to CBI.
He said the accused had got financial support, but the source of finance was not probed into. Gold smuggler Fayas had visited CPI (M) leader P Mohanan and the killer gang in jail while they were in judicial custody.
Earlier in February, Chandrasekharan’s widow K K Rama had held a fast in front of the state secretariat, demanding CBI probe. The issue got a twist with Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan demanding probe into the smuggler’s visit to the prison to meet the killer gang. Later, based on Rama’s fresh complaint alleging high-level political conspiracy, police registered a fresh case. Rama, however, had not named any CPI (M) leader in the complaint.
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