Will act if murder link proved: CPI-M
New Delhi: The CPI-M Monday denied its involvement in the murder of a former party leader in Kerala but vowed to take "strong action" if anyone within its ranks was founded involved.
The CPI-M said after a central committee meeting here that the Kerala Police was trying to frame the Communist Party of India-Marxist in the May 4 killing of TP Chandrasekharan.
"The police investigation is sought to be influenced by the government and the ruling party. The police is trying to implicate leaders of the party in Kozhikode and Kannur districts," it said in a statement.
"The party has condemned the brutal killing and denied any involvement in the incident. (It) has strongly asserted that it does not believe in the elimination of political opponents.
"The party has also stated that on enquiry, if it is found that there is involvement of any party member at any level, strong action will be taken."
K.M. Mani, a CPI-M leader in Kerala`s Idukki district, is facing murder charges after claiming that his party had in the past murdered political foes, a claim that has ignited widespread condemnation.
The Chandrasekharan killing, for which police have arrested several CPI-M members, has increased schism within the Kerala CPI-M.
The statement also said that it had set up a four-member Central Discipline Commission consisting of S. Ramachandran Pillai (chairperson), Madan Ghosh, V. Srinivasa Rao and U. Vasuki.
For more news in Malayalam, click www.zeemalayalam.com
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Ceasefire violations by Pak: Should India carry out surgical strike part-II?
- Pak High Commission staffer grilled for spying, asked to leave India
- Panel discussion on the need of Pakistan's ambassador in India
- Meet Lynlee Hope - Texas baby who was 'born' twice!
- DNA: Zee Media's campaign to celebrate Diwali with soldier's family
- Pakistan's brutality exposed; `Black Day` protesters thrashed in PoK - Video goes viral
- Pakistan High Commission staffer, briefly detained for espionage, asked to leave India in 48 hours
- Diwali 2016: Dhanteras Puja timings, Tithi and Vidhi
- Pakistan declares Indian High Commission official persona non grata, asks him to leave country
- UPA govt thought of attacking Lashkar HQ, training camps after 26/11 strike, claims ex-NSA Shivshankar Menon