K.K. Rema accuses Kerala government of protecting T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case convicts

Published - July 09, 2024 09:33 pm IST - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

K.K. Rema, MLA and wife of slain Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, on Tuesday accused the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)]-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of trying to protect those convicted in the Chandrasekharan murder case.

Speaking in the Assembly, Ms. Rema said the CPI(M) was providing financial support to the convicts to hire prominent lawyers to approach the Supreme Court to seek remission of their sentences.

The State government was reluctant to file an appeal seeking stronger punishment for the convicts as it sought to protect them, Ms. Rema alleged during a discussion on the Appropriation Bill, 2024. The government had been sitting on the matter for five months. “The government is reluctant to do so because it wants to protect them,” she said.

Referring to the recent controversy over a recommendation to grant commutation of sentences to the murder accused, she said that the names could not have been included without the knowledge of the government. When the media exposed the plan, the government had made prison officials the scapegoats, she alleged.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.