For the first time, the Special Investigation Team probing the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan is gearing up to interrogate a state committee member of the CPM.
The SIT has issued a notice for interrogation to CPM state committee member and former SFI national president K K Ragesh, for allegedly providing assistance to CPM Panoor Area Committee member P K Kunjananthan. Though Ragesh had been asked to appear before the special team on Wednesday, he informed the SIT that he would appear within 20 days in a reply sent to SIT officials through courier.
He added that he could not be able to appear before the officials as he was undergoing medical treatment.
The SIT officials issued the interrogation notice in the wake of the statement made by SFI Kannur district president Sarin Sasi that Ragesh had directed him to provide a safe hideout for P K Kunjananthan while the later was absconding.
Kunjananthan, who stayed in Bangalore and Belgaum to evade arrest after a lookout circular was issued against him by SIT, returned to Kannur and lived in party strongholds. Earlier, CPM Panoor Area Committee Secretary Pavithran Master was also taken into custody by police for providing shelter to Kunjananthan.
Meanwhile, Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate M Shohaib remanded CPM Onchiyam Area Committee Secretary C H Asokan, Area Committee member K K Krishnan, Orkatteri Local Committee member Padayamkandi Raveendran, Vayapadachi Rafeek, Lambu Pradeep and Sijith alias Annan in judicial custody on Wednesday, in connection with the case of hatching the conspiracy to eliminate Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam Area Committee Office, way back in 2009.