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BJP's Kerala unit chief booked for spreading false report over

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur 

The BJP's unit president, Kummanom Rajasekharan, has been booked on charges of spreading false report over the killing of an worker in Payyannur here on May 12, police said today.

He was booked under Section 153(a) (promoting enmity between groups) on a by Muhammed Siraj, district secretary of Students Federation of India, CPI(M)'s student wing, they said.

Kunmannon had posted on a video which he claimed was of CPI(M) activists celebrating the killing of worker Choorakadu Biju at Payannur.

Biju was hacked to death at Payyanur town in Kannur, which has witnessed a series of clashes between ruling CPI(M) and the for the past one year.

He was an accused in a case relating to the killing of a CPI(M) worker in 2016.

He was out on bail when he was killed.

The CPI(M) had rejected Rajasekharan's charge and alleged that the leader was trying to add fuel to fire.

Yesterday, Chief Minister had stated in the assembly that the government would register a case against Rajasekharan after examining the video and also that the leader's claim was incorrect and illegal.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 23:22 IST