Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Sunday said that the police probe into the murder of CPM rebel leader T P Chandrasekharan would be a major turning point in the history of political murders in Kerala.
In the past,the party offices used to prepare a list of accused and the police role was limited to accepting a few from the party list as the accused. Several cases had failed to stand in the court after the police failed to nab the real culprits. The government is firm to stop that practice in this case, he said.
Radhakrishnan said the probe into the Chandrasekharans murder was going on in the right track and the Home department would not succumb to any pressure within the government or outside. We have asked the police to nab the real culprits,including the conspirators,irrespective of their stature, he said.
After the arrest of Kozhikode district committee member C H Ashokan,the CPM has stepped up its pressure on the police. On Saturday,the CPM laid a siege to the office of the police superintendent in Kozhikode,alleging that the arrested leaders were being tortured. Some leaders in the meeting talked against the police officers in an intimidating manner,reminding them that this government would not be there forever.