Chandy to push for CBI probe into RMP leader Chandrasekharan's murder

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday the state government would again write to the Centre seeking a CBI probe into the ‘conspiracy’ behind the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan.

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy. PTI

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy. PTI

“We will support the demand (by the slain leader’s wife KK Rema), we will not hesitate to ask for an investigation by the CBI into the conspiracy angle of the murder and write to the Centre again,” he told reporters.

He was responding to a question on the RMP leader’s wife writing a letter to the Centre pressing for a CBI probe into the killing of her husband in 2012.

Chandrasekharan, a CPI-M rebel, who floated a parallel Left outfit called Revolutionary Marxist Party in his home turf Onchiyam in north Kerala, was hacked to death in May 2012.

A court had in 2014 sentenced 11 people, three of them local CPI-M functionaries, to life imprisonment.

However, Rema had alleged that bigwigs of CPI-M were involved in the conspiracy to murder Chandrasekheran. Rema had recently approached the Union Personnel ministry requesting to re-look into the CBI’s stance that it cannot investigate the case.

In May 2014, the CBI had sent a report to the Ministry of Personnel saying that it saw no role in the case as the matter had already been investigated by the local police.


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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2016 04:42:35 IST

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