Periye murders: 2 CPI(M) leaders held

On charges of helping the accused escape and destroy proof

The Crime Branch team probing the twin murders of Youth Congress workers Kripesh and Sarath Lal at Kallyot, near Periye, here has arrested two local leaders of the CPI(M) here on the charges of helping the accused escape and destroy evidence.

The arrested are CPI(M) Udma area committee secretary K. Manikandan and Periye local committee secretary N. Balakrishnan. They were produced before the Hosdurg judicial first class magistrate court here on Tuesday morning. They were granted bail.

According to the police, the accused involved in committing the crime had gone to Velutholi, near Udma, and met Manikandan. He, along with Balakrishnan, had helped them to go into hiding. They were charged under Indian Penal Code Sections 212 (harbouring offender) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence). The arrest of the two leaders followed their interrogation earlier in connection with the case.

The two YC workers were hacked to death on February 17. The investigating team headed by M. Pradeep, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Malappuram, had earlier arrested 10 accused including CPI(M) local committee member A. Peethambaran, the alleged kingpin in the murder case, and six others who were alleged to be directly involved.

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