CPI's barb at CPI(M) over RSS man's murder in Kerala

In a barbed comment at CPI(M) in the backdrop of the recent murder of an RSS activist here, a senior CPI leader on Tuesday said his party would not justify political murders and the issue would be raised in the state committee of the LDF.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 17:29 PM IST

Kannur: In a barbed comment at CPI(M) in the backdrop of the recent murder of an RSS activist here, a senior CPI leader on Tuesday said his party would not justify political murders and the issue would be raised in the state committee of the LDF.

"There is no justification for murder in politics. All parties should agree to this. This is especially so for the Left parties," CPI state secretary Panniyan Raveendran told reporters here, adding, issue would be raised in the LDF panel when it meets next time.

Manoj, a district office bearer of RSS, was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) activists at Kathirur near Thalassery on September 1.

Police have arrested two persons, including the main suspect who carried out the killing and another who harboured the killer before his arrest, and issued a lookout notice for another.

All of them are said to have connections with CPI(M).

The inquiry into the conspiracy behind the murder has been referred to the CBI with BJP and RSS pressed for such a probe.

Kannur has a long history of political violence involving CPI(M) and RSS-BJP and several lives have been lost on both sides over the last few decades.