Trial in T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case

: Rajkumar Parothil, manager (Legal and Regulator), Idea Cellular Ltd, Kochi, has told the court trying the murder case of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, that Kirmani Manoj, one of the assailants had called P.K. Kunhanandan, 13{+t}{+h}accused, a day after Chandrasekharan was killed on May 4, 2012. Continuing his deposition before R. Narayana Pisharadi, special judge, Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad Cases), on the second day on Thursday, he said two calls had been recorded at 8.27 a.m. and 12.08 p.m. on May 5, 2012. The duration of these calls were 33 seconds and 96 seconds respectively, he said.

The case relates to a section of Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)] activists allegedly hiring a gang to kill Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam.

Kunhanandan, a member of the Panur area committee member of the CPI (M), is a conspirator in the case, according to the prosecution.

Prosecution witness

Mr. Rajkumar, deposing as 151{+s}{+t}prosecution witness, testified that Kunhananthan had made the calls from his mobile phone number 9447642688 to the mobile phone of Manoj (9947212020), the second accused in the case.

The call detail records of Chandrasekharan, K.K. Krishnan (10{+t}{+h}accused), member of   the Onchiyam area committee of the CPI(M); T.K. Rajeesh, fourth accused and K.K. Mohammed Shafi fifth accused, both alleged killers, were also produced before the court on Thursday. Krishnan had used the mobile phone connection which he had taken in the name of his son Sumesh.