Malappuram: CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday said that the UDF government’s decision to hand over to the CBI the probe into the conspiracy angle behind the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan was to prey upon the CPI-M.
“The CBI probe order was against the law. The UDF government is trying to haunt the party leaders tapping false cases against them. They are misusing the police force for this purpose,” Vijayan said at a press conference here.
P Mohanan Master, who was acquitted by the trial court, had revealed that the police forced him to mention the name the party secretary. They targeted us earlier in the name of Lavalin case. Now, that is in the form of CBI probe into Chandrasekharan murder case, the CPI-M veteran said.
Vijayan further said that the party would face the challenges without any fear.
He also sought an investigation into the 'alleged' association of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy with Fayaz, a key accused in the gold smuggling case.
In a jolt to CPI-M, the Congress led UDF government Thursday decided to hand over to the CBI the probe into the conspiracy angle behind the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrsekharan, in which three CPI-M leaders were recently sentenced to life by a special court.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said the government's decision was based on recommendations of the Special Investigation Team that probed the petition of the slain leader's wife, who alleged that senior CPI-M leaders were involved in the conspiracy leading to killing of her husband.
He said the SIT had given a number of points and opined that it was proper to have a probe into the conspiracy angle by another investigative agency.
Government decided to order a CBI probe only after holding consultations with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, he told reporters.