Nine TP Murder Convicts Shifted to Viyyur Jail - The New Indian Express

Nine TP Murder Convicts Shifted to Viyyur Jail

Published: 31st January 2014 08:19 AM

Last Updated: 31st January 2014 08:19 AM

Nine convicts in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case were shifted from Kannur Central Prison to Viyyur jail in Thrissur on Thursday due to security concerns.

According to jail officials, nine out of the eleven life-term convicts in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case, who were housed in Kannur Central Prison, were shifted to Viyyur Jail as per an order of the Jail DGP. 

The nine convicts were transported to Viyyur at around 5pm on Thursday in a special bus under heavy security. CPM leaders P K Kunjananthan and K C Ramachandran, two convicts in the case, will remain in Kannur.

All 12 convicts in the case, except Lambu Pradeepan, had been posted in Kannur Central jail since Tuesday after the trial court slapped life-term imprisonment on them in the murder case.

The Kannur Central Prison authorities had reported to their higher-ups the security risk of housing the convicts of the politically sensitive case here.

The central prison runs on meagre staff strength. More than half of the 105 warders in the jail are temporary hands working on daily wages, jail officials pointed out.

Earlier, Kodi Suni and Mohammed Shafi, two convicts in the Chandrashekharan murder case, had served jail term in the central prison here.

Moreover, many CPM-SFI activists convicted in various other cases are also serving their jail term here, making the situation grave, they observed.

Responding the security concerns raised by the officials, Jail DGP T P Senkumar sent the order to shift the prisoners to Viyyur by mail on Thursday.

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