Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has alleged that a section of the media and the police were spreading false allegations against his party in connection with the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, Mr. Vijayan said that the guilty should be punished. He said the police should conduct a free and fair investigation to nab the real culprits.
Accusing a section of the media of trying to frame the party, Mr. Vijayan said the media should check the facts before filing such reports. He said the CPI(M) had no connection with those suspected to be involved in the murder.
Alleging that the accused were Congress workers, Mr. Vijayan pointed out that the United Democratic Front government had decided not to wind up the investigation into the murder of Chandrasekharan till the completion of the Neyattinkara bypoll. The police should conduct an independent investigation, he said.
Kollam Staff Reporter writes: CPI(M) leader T.M. Thomas Isaac said in Kollam on Monday that the removal of a Deputy Inspector General of Police from the team investigating the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T.P. Chandrasekharan is a move by the United Democratic Front (UDF) government to torpedo the investigation. Dr. Isaac wanted to know what authority Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala had to hold discussions with top police officers on issues pertaining to the murder case. He said the CPI(M) did not believe in taking revenge on those who left the party.