Kochi: Director General of Prosecutions T Asaf Ali on Thursday advised the Kerala government that there was no illegality in ordering a CBI probe into the conspiracy charge relating to the murder of T P Chandrasekharan, founder leader of Revolutionary Marxist Party, a breakaway group of CPI(M).
The legal advise was given after the state had sought the DGP`s opinion on a CBI probe into the conspiracy charge of the murder.
Earlier, the Chombal police station in Kozhikode had registered a case relating to the conspiracy charge of the murder case and filed a chargesheet before the court.
The committal proceedings relating to the case is pending before a magistrate court in Kozhikode district.
The Special Court at Kozhikode had recently sentenced 11 persons, including three local CPI(M) functionaries, to life imprisonment in the case.
RMP and Chandrasekharan`s widow, Rema, has also sought a CBI probe into the killing and has threatened to go on fast, demanding the same.
Chandrasekharan, a former CPI(M) worker from the red bastion Onjiyam near Vatakara in north Kerala, was hacked to death by an eight-member gang on May 4, 2012.
He left CPI(M) a few years ago over differences with the leadership and floated a parallel outfit, the RMP.He was 51 at the time of murder and suffered 51 hack injuries on the body.
The murder had cast a shadow on CPI(M) in the state,firmly controlled by state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan with not only rival parties,but senior leaders like V S Achuthanandan using it as a weapon to attack internal foes.