Marxist rebel leader Chandrashekharan was hacked to death on May 2, 2012 by a gang allegedly hired by the CPI (M)

Thiruvananthapuram : The Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) has decided to take its plea for a CBI probe into the conspiracy behind the brutal murder of Marxist rebel leader T P Chandrashekharan to the Narendra Modi government.

Widow of the slain leader K K Rema said that a party delegation will go to New Delhi shortly and take up the demand with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. She told reporters at Calicut on Thursday that the party will seek the support of the state leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this regard.

The RMP has decided to seek political support after the CBI conveyed its inability to take up the politically sensitive case. The letter sent to State Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala by the CBI joint director said that the agency had no role in the case since it was investigated by the local police and some persons convicted.

The state government had ordered the CBI probe saying that some of the convicts and accused, who included three opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders, had links with notorious smuggler Faiz, who is detained under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA).

However, the senior CBI official has ruled out any such links. Rema has been demanding a CBI probe saying that the state police would not be able to arraign top CPI (M) leaders, who conspired to eliminate her husband, who was expelled from the party for questioning their ideological deviations. Rema had alleged the involvement of CPI (M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan in the conspiracy.

Rema believes that the CBI under the previous UPA dispensation had refused to take up the case due to political reasons. She hopes that the new BJP government would not yield to any such pressure since the party is also a victim of the political violence in the state.

Chandrashekharan was hacked to death on May 2, 2012 by a gang allegedly hired by the CPI (M).

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