Kizhakkambalam Deepu case: Murder charges slapped against 4 CPM workers

Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam activist CK Deepu
Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam activist CK Deepu

Kochi: The police have filed a chargesheet in connection with the murder of Twenty20 local leader Deepu in Kizhakkambalam in February.

The chargesheet has been filed against CPM Kavunguprambu branch secretary Abdul Rahman, 36; CPM worker and a native of Chelakulam Sainuddin, 27; Basheer, 27; and Kavungaparamb Valiya Prambil Azees, 42.

Investigation officer Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anuj Paliwal filed the chargesheet before the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court slapping murder charges against the four main accused in the case.

Deepu was allegedly assaulted by four CPM activists while he was campaigning in his neighbourhoods for the success of a 'lights-off' protest called by the Twenty20. The protest was organised by the Twenty20, which rules the Kizhakkamabalam Panchayat, alleging that legislator Sreenijin was trying to undermine a street light project the panchayat had designed.

The Twenty20 outfit had alleged that it was a "preplanned murder" and the ruling CPM's Kunnathunadu MLA P V Sreenijin should be named as the first accused in the case.

Justice Mary Joseph recuse herself

Justice Mary Joseph recused herself from hearing the petition challenging the Thrissur Sessions Court decision to reject the bail application of four CPM workers in connection with the murder of Deepu.

The petition will be filed before a new bench on Wednesday.

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