Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday ordered a CB-CID probe into the murder of a CPI(M) functionary near Namakkal recently.

In an official press release here, DGP Letika Saran said that the probe has been transferred from local police to the CB-CID on the orders of the Chief Minister.

A case under different sections of IPC, including murder had been already registered, she said.

On Monday, CPI(M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan had written to Mr. Karunanidhi, demanding a CB-CID probe.

Mr. Velusamy, who was fighting against usury in the locality, was hacked to death outside a police station in Pallipalayam near Namakkal on March 10.

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