TP murder: Charge sheet submitted
Posted on: 13 Aug 2012
Kozhikode: In a setback to CPI(M) in Kerala, several of the party's district and local functionaries figure in a charge sheet filed today by police in the case of murder of Marxist rebel and RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan in May last.
The charge sheet, filed by the Special Investigating Team in the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court in Vatakara,
listed members of the gang which carried out the murder as the first seven accused while CPI(M) leaders face charges of
hatching the conspiracy and harbouring the culprits.
In all, 76 persons have been named as accused in the charge sheet prepared after a probe which gathered evidence
with the help of scientific methods, including cyber tools.
Earlier it was decided that the charge sheet on murder and protection given to the accused will be submitted as different charge sheets. But on Saturday it was decided that as protecting the accused was done following the murder, a single charge sheet would only be needed. As the murder attempt was registered as separate case, a seperate charge sheet would be submitted later in the court. There are 37 accused in murder case and 39 for aiding the accused. Those involved in making fake ID for SIM cards were also included as accused in the murder case.
The murder put CPI(M) on the defensive following the arrest of several party functionaries from Kozhikode and
CPI(M) has, however, refuted the allegation that the murder was the result of a conspiracy involving the party.
Those listed as accused include CPI(M)'s Kozhikode district secretariat member P Mohanan, Onjiyam area secretary
and former state leader of party's government employees union leader C H Asokan and Panur areas committee member P K
The first seven accused include members of the gang C Anup, Kodi Suni,'Keermani' Manoj and others.
Besides denting CPI(M)'s image, the case also served as a trigger to intensify the commotions in the state unit with
senior leader V S Achuthanandan often issuing statements that put the state leadership under his bete noire Pinarayi Vijayan
in the shadow of doubt.
Achuthanandan was recently censured by the party's central committee for striking an agressive posture and making
public statements against the state leadership. PTI