For questioning in connection with murder of IUML worker Abdul Shukkoor

To untangle the conspiracy angle of the murder of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) worker Abdul Shukkoor at Keezhara here a few months ago, the police team investigating the killing issued a notice to Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary P. Jayarajan and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) State secretary T.V. Rajesh, MLA, asking them to be present before the investigating officer for answering questions in connection with the investigation.

The police disclosed here that the notice issued by Valapattanam Circle Inspector U. Preman, who is in the special team investigating the murder of the 21-year-old youth at Keezhara in the Kannapuram police station limits here on February 20, was served on the CPI(M) district secretary at the party district committee office, Azhikodan Mandiram, here on Sunday and it was accepted by the office secretary.

The notice asked Mr. Jayarajan to be present before the Circle Inspector at the Valapattanam police station at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday for questioning in connection with the ongoing investigation.

The police said that a similar notice meant for Mr. Rajesh could not be served on him as he was not in town. It asked the MLA to be present before the Circle Inspector at 11.30 a.m. on June 17. The police said that the notice would be served on Mr. Rajesh in a couple of days.

The murder of Shukkoor, hailing from Ariyil, was apparently in retaliation for an attack by suspected IUML workers on Mr. Jayarajan and Mr. Rajesh during their visit to Ariyil on February 20 morning. The body of Shukkoor was found in a paddy field at Keezhara in the afternoon.