Plot to kill RMP leader T.P. Chandrasekharan

: The prosecution in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case told the trial court here on Monday that there was clinching evidence against the eight accused leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M] of plotting to kill to the Revolutionary Marxist Party ( RMP) leader.

The special prosecutor C.K. Sreedharan, who continued with his final arguments before R. Narayana Pisharadi, judge, Special Additional Sessions Court (Marad Cases), said that investigators had obtained evidence against K.C. Ramachandran, member of the Kunnumakkara local committee member of the CPI (M); C.H. Ashokan, secretary of the Onchiyam area committee; K.K. Krishnan, member of the Onchiyam area committee; M.K. Ravindran aka Padayankandi Ravindran, member of the Orkatteri local committee; Trouser Manojan, secretary, Kadunagpoyil branch committee; C. Jyothibabu, member, Kunnothuparamba local committee; P.K. Kunhananthan, member of the Panur area committee; and P. Mohanan, member of the Kozhikode district secretariat.

The case relates to a hired gang hacking to death Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam at 10.15 p.m. on May 4, 2012.

Deposition

The prosecutor also pointed out that the deposition of K.K. Rema, wife of Chandrasekharan, and other prosecution witnesses had corroborated the involvement of the CPI(M) leaders in the killing of the RMP leader.

Padayankadi Ravindran had handed over an invitation card of his housewarming party to Chandrasekharan two days prior to his killing. This was to allegedly identify Chandrasekharan to the accomplices of the alleged assailants.

Testimony

A prosecution witness E.K. Shijil had testified in court that he had seen Ravindran handing over the letter to Chandrasekharan in the presence of C. Rejith, (27th accused) and P. M. Rameesh aka Kuttu ( 28th accused) at his flower shop.

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