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Centre considering CBI probe into RMP leader's murder

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Kerala government has been informed by the Centre that it was considering the request for a CBI probe into the sensational murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, who was brutally hacked to death in 2012 by a gang allegedly at the behest of CPI-M.

The union government was considering whether or not to order the CBI probe, Union Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said in a letter to Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.

Chennithala said the state government had thrice written to the Centre seeking CBI probe into the conspiracy behind the attack on Chandrasekharan.

The Centre's reply was to the third letter sent by the state, Chennithala said in a statement.

In the event of a CBI probe being ordered, CPI(M) heading the LDF, which is making a strong pitch to come to power, may face acute embarrassment in the May 16 assembly polls.

Chandrasekharan, a former CPI(M) rebel from Onchiyam, was hacked to death by a gang allegedly at the behest of CPI(M).

Eleven persons, three of them local CPI(M) functionaries, had been sentenced to life imprisonment in the case by a local court which had stated that the motive of the crime was political and not personal enmity.

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First Published: Mon, March 28 2016. 21:28 IST