Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI-M] general secretary Prakash Karat said here on Saturday that an internal inquiry is being conducted about the alleged involvement of some party leaders in the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam, in Kozhikode, Kerala.

“In our party, we are inquiring the matter. The process is on,” Mr. Karat told journalists when asked about the matter after the conclusion of a three-day central committee meeting of the party in the city.

He refused to elaborate and said that he cannot divulge the details as it was an internal matter of the party. On another issue involving the decision taken by the Kerala State committee regarding expulsion of three aides of former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, he said the central committee could not take up the issue in the three days.

“We could not take up this at the current central committee meeting. The matter is pending and we will take it up in the next central committee meeting,” he said, adding that according to the party’s constitution a decision taken by a State body had to be ratified by a higher body.

Three persons included the press secretary, personal assistant, and private secretary of Mr. Achuthanandan who were suspended on charge of leaking internal information of the party to the media.