The Special Additional Sessions Court (Marad cases) at Eranhipalam here trying the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan will pronounce its verdict on Wednesday.
R. Narayana Pisharadi, judge, is expected to pronounce the verdict at 11 a.m. The case relates to a section of Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] leaders in Kozhikode and Kannur districts allegedly hatching a conspiracy and hiring a seven-member gang to kill Chandrasekharan, who had walked out of the party and floated a dissident outfit at Onchiyam. The growing clout of the parallel party in rural areas had reportedly perturbed the CPI (M) leadership. Chandrasekharan was killed at Vallikad at 10.15 p.m. on May 4, 2012.
Unprecedented security has been put in place in the city and in the rural areas of the district. Prohibitory orders have been issued under Section 78 (regulation to prevent violence) and Section 79 (regulation of public assemblies) of the Kerala Police Act for five days.