CH Ashokan named 1st accused in TP murder attempt case

Published: 11th September 2012 09:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2012 09:14 AM   |  A+A-

 As the controversy over CBI probe into the T P Chandrasekharan murder case is gaining momentum in the CPM, the Special Investigation Team once again nailed the party in hatching a conspiracy and engaging a hit-squad to eliminate the RMP leader in 2009.

In the chargesheet in the 2009 murder attempt case filed by SIT member and Vadakara DySP Jossy Cherian before the Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Monday, the SIT stated that the CPM decided to eliminate TP and thereby wipe out the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), floated by him, which had posed a strong challenge to the party in its stronghold, Onchiyam.

CPM Onchiyam area committee secretary C H Ashokan is the first accused while area committee member K K Krishnan, Kunnummakkara local committee member K C Ramachandran and Thalassery area committee member P P Ramakrishnan are the second, third and 11th accused respectively. According to the report, Ashokan, Krishnan, Ramachandran and Ramakrishnan met at the residence of Ramakrishnan in Mahe in the first week of 2009 August, and hatched a conspiracy to kill Chandrasekharan. The final plot was designed after a meeting held at the Onchiyam area committee office, in August 2009. Ramakrishnan called gang leader Kirmani Manoj to his residence and hired him to execute the murder. Ramakrishnan arranged the weapons at his house.

With the intention of carrying out the murder, gang members Kirmani Manoj, Sijith alias Annan, T K Rajeesh, Pondi Shaji, Jemintavida Biju, M Abhinesh, Santhosh, P Ajeesh, Chetti Shaji and E V Aneesh roamed around Onchiyam and nearby areas several times with lethal weapons in October 2009.

The report added that K C Ramachandran accompanied the killer gang to help them identify Chandrasekharan, who was unfamiliar to the gang, several times in Ottathengu area in Onchiyam, Mandodi Thazhe Kuni Peedika near TP’s residence and the surrounding areas of the CPM Onchiyam area Committee office on the Nadapuram road, the ways Chandrasekharan used to travel every day.

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