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Will not protect guilty workers: CPI-M

Press Trust of India  |  Kannur 

CPI(M) will not protect its workers if they are involved in the recent killing of an activist in Kannur district, party secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said today.

CPI(M) will probe at the local level and take action against its cadres if they are involved, he told reporters here.

"The marxist party's effort is to maintain peace in Kannur. At different levels, over five peace meetings have been held," he said.

After came to power in May last year, 12 CPI(M) workers had been killed by RSS, he alleged, adding, several party offices and houses of activists were attacked. During Congress-led rule, 27 Marxist workers had lost their lives in clashes with RSS, Balakrishnan said. Two CPI(M) workers were arrested yesterday in connection with the killing of the functionary Biju at Payyanur in Kannur district on May 12.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 15:07 IST