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SIT to probe charges levelled against Cong MP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 20:26

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the allegations against Congress MP from Kannur K Sudhakaran that he had conspired to kill CPI-M leader E P Jayarajan.

The composition of SIT would be announced tomorrow, Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told reporters in Kottayam today.

A former aide of Sudhakaran had yesterday alleged that the MP was involved in a "conspiracy" to murder Jayarajan in early 1990s.

CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, LDF opposition leaders and KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala had asked for an impartial probe into the revelation of Prashant Babu, a former accomplice of Sudhakaran.

Reacting to government decision to set up SIT, Jayarajan, MLA from Mattannur in Kannur district, said the probe should not be one to give `clean chit` to Sudhakaran.

It should be done to unearth the truth, he said.

Jayarajan was attacked in a train at Ongole in Andhra Pradesh in 1996 while he was returning from New Delhi after attending the Party Congress.

Talking to reporters at Alappuzha, Chennithala while asking for a probe into the issue said that Congress had nothing to hide in the matter.

"CPI-M, which had lost its image in the wake of RMP leader T P Chandrasekheran`s murder, is trying to divert the attention of the people," he said.

Several CPI-M workers were arrested in connection with the murder of Chandrasekheran that took place in May 5 in Oonchiyam in Kozhikode.

Meanwhile, CPI-M State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that a section of media was trying to blackout the news on charges against Sudhakaran.

PTI


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First Published: Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 20:26
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