CPM District Secretariat member Karayi Rajan denied the confession statement reportedly made by him before the Special Investigation Team probing T P Chandrasekharan murder case in an affidavit submitted before the Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Monday.
The reports appeared in some media that Rajan had admitted the involvement of top CPM leaders in hatching the plan to eliminate Chandrasekharan as he was turning out to be a threat to the party, are totally untrue, said the affidavit moved by his lawyer K Viswan. These were attempts aimed to defame him and the party, added the affidavit. Earlier, there were reports that Rajan revealed that he had met Kodi Suni before the murder and took the killer gang member Sijith alias Annan to hospital in his own car.
Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate M Shohaib remanded him in judicial custody till July 26. Karayi Rajan, who was produced at the court by the SIT, was sent to Ernakulam District Jail, where he was on remand in the murder case of NDF activist Mohammed Fazal of Kannur. The court will consider the bail petition of Rajan on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Vadakara Court on Monday also extended the remand of CPM Kallamala West branch secretary E M Shaji, Sanoop of Kunjipally, P C Shibu of Pachappoyil and K Sreejith from Meethalappura till July 30.
In another related development, CPM Panur Area Secretary K K Pavithran filed a petition before the Vadakara Court on Monday seeking the release of the party vehicle taken into custody by the SIT. The Bolero car, KL 13 T 6190, has been registered in the name of CPM Kannur district secretary and had been used by Koothuparamba Area Committee. CPM Panur Area Committee Member P K Kunjananthan, one among the key conspirators in the murder of T P Chandrasekharan, had escaped to Bangalore in this vehicle and for this reason, SIT took him into custody.