Another prosecution witness, younger brother of the first accused M.C. Anoop, in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case turned hostile on Thursday.
R. Narayana Pisharadi, special judge, Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad cases), Eranhipalam, here declared him hostile. At present, 41 of the 75 witnesses examined had turned adverse.
The case pertains to a killer gang allegedly hired by a section of leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] hacking to death the Revolutionary Marxist Party leader at Onchiyam on May 4, 2012. In his deposition, M.C. Ajesh Kumar, Moolayil Parambathu, Chendayadu, Panur, denied that he had given a statement to the police during the initial stages of investigation.
However two others, C.H. Anil Kumar of Chombala, Eramala, and T. Raveendran, Thayyil Veettil, Chokli, gave convincing depositions in favour of the prosecution.
Ajesh was to testify that he had handed over a Samsung mobile phone and a four GB memory card that was used by Anoop. At that time Anoop was on the run.
He told the court that he had not given anything to the investigation team led by Crime Branch Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy.SP) K.V. Santhosh Kumar. Testifying before the court, Anil Kumar, said a team lead by the Dy.SP had arrived at the house of Chandrasekaharan while he was carrying out electrical works on July 5, 2012.
He said he had seen K.K. Rema, wife of Chandrasekharan, handing over the CDs containing the photographs of Chandrasekharan and the invitation letter given by M.K. Ravindran, alias Padayankandi Ravindran, to the DySP.