The Special Investigation Team has told the Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court that the top- level leadership of the CPM was involved in the conspiracy to murder RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan.
It was stated in a report submitted before the court by the SIT seeking the extension of the police custody of CPM leader P Mohanan, a key accused in the case, on Friday.
The SIT added that they received clues regarding the involvement of top CPM leaders in the conspiracy but that was not enough to prove the same.
So further interrogation of Mohanan was needed, said the report.
Considering this, Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate M Shohaib extended the custody of Mohanan till July 11.Meanwhile, K M Ramdas, the lawyer of Mohanan, complained before the court that police did not allow him to talk to his client on court premises while he was brought to the court.
Hearing the complaint, court allowed Mohanan to talk to the lawyer.
Mohanan, who was arrested by SIT on June 28 from Koyilandi, was questioned by four DySPs.
Police got information that Mohanan had told CPM Panoor Area Committee member P K Kunjananthan that the murder was planned by the party.
The court rejected another plea filed by SIT seeking the custody of CPM Thalassery Area Committee Member P P Ramakrishnan. He was remanded in judicial custody till July 20.
Earlier, though Ramachandran was remanded in police custody, the investigation team could not question him as he was admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College for a heart surgery.
The court also rejected the private petition filed by killer gang member Sijtih alias Annan. The petition pointed out that he was manhandled by the SIT officials during interrogation.
The custody of CPM Kunnumakkara Local Committee member K C Ramachandran, Abhinesh alias Abhi and Ajesh alias Kajoor was also extended till July 20.
SIT charged a case against CPM Kannur Secretariat member Karayi Rajan for providing assistance for the treatment for Sijth who was injured while hacking Chandrasekharan to death on May 4.
The case was registered under section 212 (harbouring the offenders) of IPC.
Rajan was also an accused in the Fazal Murder case.