YANAM: Two days after the brutal murder of Regency Ceramics Limited vicechairman KC Chandrasekhar, police are nowhere near to even identifying the suspects though they claim to have zeroed in on five persons for questioning.
Eyewitnesses said that while workers were attacking Chandrasekhar at his home in Yanam on Friday morning following the custodial death of union leader M Murali Mohan, there was no policeman at Chandrasekhar’s residence.
In fact, the local police dreaded to venture out of the police station until a contingent of Andhra Pradesh Special Police arrived in the town. Sources said Yanam police failed to react as irate agitators torched heavy vehicles on the RCL's factory premises, at Regency Public School, Junior College and B.Ed College.
While massive destruction of property and attack on Chandrasekhar were taking place, police remained unconcerned and stayed put at the Yanam police station. Inspector of police S Palanivel, who is investigating the case under the direction of DIG ID Shukla, said they were investigating the case from various angles and had identified fiver persons who were involved in the attack on Chandrasekhar.
He said he would not say whether outsiders, apart from RCL workers, were involved in the attack. He claimed that while the agitators were attacking the house of Chandrasekhar, people captured video screen shots which would be of help to the police to identify the others.
On Sunday, collector SB Deepak Kumar, DIG ID Shukla and other police officials visited RCL and some other ravaged places in the town. GV Harsha Kumar, Amalapuram MP and honorary president of Regency Ceramics Officers and Workers Union, visited the bereaved family of union leader Murali Mohan at Panduvaripetta of T Kothapalle village in I Polavaram mandal in East Godavari district to express his deep condolences to the family.