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.