Says UDF included him as accused to finish his political career

Denying any role in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case, Karayi Rajan, member of the Kannur district secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)], told the trial court here on Thursday that the UDF included him as an accused in the case to finish his political career in the district.

Chandrasekharan, a Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader, was killed allegedly by a gang hired by the CPI (M) leaders at Vallikkad near Onchiyam on May 4, 2012.

Rajan was replying to questions asked by R. Narayana Pishradi, judge, Special Additional Sessions Court, under Section 313 (power to examine the accused) under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

According to the prosecution, Rajan has been charged with assisting S. Shijith aka Annan, sixth accused and one of the alleged assailants, to get treatment from Koothuparamba Cooperative Hospital. 

Shijith had accidently injured his hand while attacking Chandrasekharan. He also had prior information about the conspiracy to kill the RMP leader.

The questioning of the CPI (M) leaders involved in the case began on Monday and would continue till September 3.

P.V. Rafeeq aka Vazhappapadachi Rafeeq (18th accused), C.K. Aswanth aka Achu (19th accused), K.P. Dilshad (20th accused), P.K. Muhammed Faslu aka Faslu (21 accused), M.P. Sanoop (22 accused), E.M. Shaji (23 accused), and C.K. Rajikanth aka Koorappan (25 accused) were also questioned on Thursday.

Shaji is the secretary of the Kallamala West branch of the CPI (M) and brother of E.M. Dayanandan, the CPI(M)’s acting secretary of Onchiyam area committee. All of them denied the charges.

The questioning of the CPI (M) leaders involved in the case began on Monday and would continue till September 3.

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