KANNUR: On the second day of CBI’s interrogation at the Kannur Central Jail, CPM leader P Jayarajan confessed that the murder of Kathiroor Manoj was not politically motivated but expressed doubts of personal enemity which might have led to the killing of his neighbour.
According to sources, the CPM leader, who was the 25th accused in the Kathiroor murder, told the investigation officers that though he knew Vikraman, the first accused but was not in touch with him since 1999. At the same time Jayarajan skipped several questions relating to the phone calls made by Krishnan, an accused, to his phone and did not give a proper reply on why his mobile was switched off soon after the murder.
“However, neither he nor his party have any role in the killing of Manoj, Jayarajan confessed. The CPM man also said that he had no idea that Manoj was an RSS activist, until it was reported through media. Since Manoj’s family members were supporters of CPM, he never knew that Manoj had alliance with the RSS,” the leader told the CBI.
Earlier in the day, the CBI had to stop the inquiry from 12.30 pm to 4 pm, as he was reportedly feeling unwell.
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Meanwhile, the district and sessions court will hear Jayarajan through video conferencing on Friday.
The CBI started the interrogation after the court permitted three days of time. However, it could be considered as the first success for the CBI, as for long the CPM leader and the party were trying to evade CBI inquiry citing the health reasons.
It is also learned that the CBI might again appeal for his custody for further inquiry.