T V Rajesh MLA did not reach the Government Guest House here on Sunday morning as required by the police for questioning in connection with the murder of Muslim League worker Abdul Shukkoor.
The investigating officials received a letter from Rajesh citing his inconvenience to appear before the police team on Saturday evening. He had stated he couldn’t appear for interrogation till the Assembly session was over. The police team is awaiting the directions of the higher-ups to take the next step on the issue, according to sources.
Meanwhile, the police again issued a notice to CPM district secretary P Jayarajan directing him to be present before the investigating team at the Guest House on July 5. He hadn’t turned up for the second round of questioning on the Shukkoor murder issue, citing ill- health.
When the police went to the CPM office here to hand over the notice seeking his presence for questioning on July 5, he had said that he wanted time till July 9. According to police sources, he may not turn up at the Guest House on July 9 also stating reasons of ill-health. At the same time, what has puzzled the police is the fact that Jayarajan travelled all the way to Ernakulam and visited his party colleagues Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrasekharan at the Ernakulam jail on Saturday, despite the ailments that kept him away from being questioned by the police.
In another development, the CPM district secretary came down heavily on District Superintendent of Police Rahul R Nair who had made some observations relating his failure to appear before the police.
The District Police Chief had disclosed that details concerning the public programmes and meetings attended by Jayarajan would be submitted to the court.
In a statement issued here, Jayarajan said that the comments made by the District Police Chief were totally unwarranted.
He said that he had been undergoing medical treatment for heart-ailments at the Amrita Hospital, Ernakulam, for the last several years.
As he reached Ernakulam in connection with his medical treatment, he decided to meet Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrasekharan on Saturday. Jayarajan said that the District Police Chief’s observation that he was trying to evade police interrogation was unfortunate.