Krishnagiri (TN): CPI MLA T Ramachandran was today remanded to two days in police custody by a local court in the murder case of a Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam district leader.
Police had sought seven days custody to question him.
The MLA, his brother and three others had surrendered at a court in Tiruvanamalai, about 90 km from here on July 30 and were lodged in a jail at Salem.
According to the prosecution, PDK District organising secretary Palani (45) was shot dead and beheaded by a gang on July 5 while he was working at his field with his son.
Based on a statement from him, police registered a case under various sections of IPC against 22 persons, including Ramachandran and his brother Vardarajan.
The MLA, his brother and father-in-law were produced before the judicial magistrate court II here today amid tight security.
Kumar sent the MLA to two days in police custody.