The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has demanded action against the police officials who were using third-degree methods against CPI(M) workers taken into custody in connection with various cases in Kannur district.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, Mr. Balakrishnan said that he had given letters to both the Chief Minister and Home Minister listing the names of the party workers who were subjected to third-degree interrogation by the police. He said he had also named the officers involved.