Kannur: The BJP's Kerala unit president, Kummanom Rajasekharan, has been booked on charges of spreading false report over the killing of an RSS worker in Payyannur in Kannur on 12 May, police said on Tuesday.
He was booked under IPC Section 153(a) (promoting enmity between groups) on a petition by Muhammed Siraj, district secretary of Students Federation of India, CPM's student wing, they said.
Kunmannon had posted on Facebook a video which he claimed was of CPM activists celebrating the killing of RSS worker Choorakadu Biju at Payannur.
Biju was hacked to death at Payyanur town in Kannur, which has witnessed a series of clashes between ruling CPM and the RSS for the past one year.
He was an accused in a case relating to the killing of a CPM worker in 2016.
He was out on bail when he was killed.
The CPM had rejected Rajasekharan's charge and alleged that the BJP leader was trying to add fuel to fire.
On Monday, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had stated in the assembly that the government would register a case against Rajasekharan after examining the video and also that the BJP leader's claim was incorrect and illegal.
Updated Date: May 17, 2017 07:38 AM