Congress leader K. Sudhakaran, MP, has sought an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the November 1994 Koothuparamba incidents in which five DYFI activists were killed in police firing to quell violence in connection with the visit of the then Minister M.V. Raghavan to attend a public function there.
Mr. Sudhakaran's poser came in the light of CPI(M) State unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan's reported remarks that Mr. Sudhakaran and Mr. Raghavan had a hand in plotting the violence that vindicated the Left party's stance.
Daring the CPI(M) leadership to prove his role, Mr. Sudhakaran sought to institute a fresh probe by the CBI to prove the CPI(M) stance.
Alleging that the CPI(M) leadership, including Mr. Vijayan, E.P. Jayarajan, M.V. Jayarajan, and P. Jayarajan, had hatched a conspiracy in the violence, Mr. Sudhakaran said he was ready to relinquish his political career if the probe proved his hand in the incident.
Mr. Sudhakaran was addressing a largely attended gathering at a public function to mark the inauguration of the newly built DCC office at Vidyanagar here.