The police arrested two more DYFI leaders in connection with the murder of Muslim League worker Abdul Shukkoor at Ariyil in Pattuvam.
Taliparamba block president and district committee member of the DYFI A V Babu, 37, and Achali Veetil Sareesh, 27, were the two persons arrested by the police. They were remanded to custody by the First Class Magistrate Court, Kannur. The two DYFI leaders were summoned to the office of the DySP P Sukumaran for questioning on Wednesday. Their arrests were recorded later. The total number of persons arrested in connection with the murder of Shukkoor has now risen to 27.
Shukkoor was murdered at Keezhara following an attack on the car in which CPM district secretary P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh MLA were travelling. The two CPM leaders had obtained medical treatment at the Cooperative Hospital, Taliparamba, after their car was attacked. According to police sources, the murder of Shukkoor was the result of a conspiracy.
The investigating police team had questioned CPM district secretary P Jayarajan in connection with the murder at the Government Guest House, here. He was due to attend another round of questioning by the police on Thursday, but this was postponed to July 9 following his request citing reasons of health.
At the same time, DYFI state secretary T V Rajesh MLA had sought time till the end of the present session of the state Assembly to appear before the police for questioning. Whether the police will wait till the end of the Assembly session to question him isn’t clear.