The meeting also picked IUML state secretary and Koduvally MLA M K Muneer as deputy leader of the party in the assembly.
Muslim Youth League national vice-president Panakkad Mueen Ali Shihab Thangal had openly expressed displeasure over the ‘unwanted decision’ to thrust a bypoll on the voters.
Welfare Party of India state president Hameed Vaniyambalam also denied that his party had organised any campaign against the CPM in the elections.
Another CPM worker was arrested by the Crime Branch team which investigates the murder of IUML worker Mansoor in Kannur on Tuesday.
The accused were brought to the place of crime under tight security.
During the interrogation that spanned six hours, Shaji denied the charges against him.
The developments also generated debates on groupism in IUML and corrupt deals of its leaders.
The following year, he was expelled from SIMI after a difference of opinion with the leadership during the college election.
This was revealed while checking the mobile tower location of the duo.
A court in November last had ordered a Vigilance probe against the Azhikode MLA on allegations that he amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Earlier in the day, the CB team led by DySP K Ismail reached the house of Mansoor around 10am and recorded the statement of his father Musthafa.
Addressing the peace committee meeting, Collector TV Subhash called for the sincere support and cooperation of all the people concerned.
However provocative a situation is, no incident should end up in murder, said CPM politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday accused the CPM of unleashing violence in the state fearing a defeat in the assembly elections.
Condemning the murder of IUML worker Mansoor in strong words, Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliyar said democratic fights are not being fought through violence.