Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Saturday that an internal inquiry is being conducted into the alleged involvement of some party leaders in the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam, in Kozhikode, Kerala.

“In our party, we are inquiring into the matter. The process is on,” Mr. Karat told journalists in reply to a question, after the conclusion of a three-day central committee meeting.

He refused to elaborate and said that he could not divulge the details as it was an internal matter of the party.

On another issue involving the decision taken by the Kerala State committee regarding expulsion of three aides of the former Chief Minister, V.S. Achuthanandan, he said the central committee could not take up the issue for lack of time.

“We could not take up this at the current central committee meeting. The matter is pending and we will take it up during the next,” he said. As per the party’s constitution a decision taken by a State body had to be ratified by a higher body.

The press secretary, personal assistant, and private secretary of Mr. Achuthanandan were expelled on a charge of leaking internal information of the party to the media.