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Verdict in TP murder case today, security upped

Verdict in TP murder case today, security upped

Kozhikode: The Special Additional Sessions Court here will pronounce the verdict in the infamous T P Chandrasekheran murder case on Wednesday.

Ahead of the verdict, high security has been arranged on the court premises and in Kannur and Kozhikode districts. Police have imposed prohibitory orders, which started from Monday, in Vadakara and Nadapuram towns, near here, to avoid any untoward incidents.

The prohibitory orders shall remain in force for a week.

While banning unlawful assembly of people and no display of posters or inflammatory speeches in the two towns, police said strict action would be taken against law-breakers.

The police have also strengthened security to the widow of Chandrasekharan and RMP leader KK Rema in the view of the death-threats she received from unidentified persons.

There were 76 persons named in the charge sheet filed by the special investigation team of the police. Among those, two are still absconding while the high court had stayed trial against 15 people.

Twenty-two people were discharged after the trial began, one died during the trial period while the remaining 36 have been arraigned as accused.

A hugely popular leader in and around the Kozhikode district, Chandrasekheran took on his former party CPI-M from which he was ousted in 2008 and flayed their ideological stand, that forced CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan publicly declaring Chandrasekheran a "renegade".

Following the murder, the stock of the CPI-M took a downward slide and even today, the party is haunted by the incident.

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