Even though the government had expected an adverse verdict on the 2015 incident, the scathing criticism against the government has come as a bolt from the blue.
The district-level leadership of the CPM in Thrissur likely kept the loan fraud under wraps for over two years though early probe suggests the loans were being illegally advanced for about six years.
State minister Saji Cherian and Alappuzha district secretary R Nasser have backed Ambalapuzha MLA H Salim's allegation that G Sudhakaran was inactive during the assembly poll campaign.
The Kochi police has registered a case against INL supporters for breaking the Covid protocols during their scuffle on the street on Sunday.
If parties were to split, the CPM generally follows the practice of keeping out both the factions from the front, at least temporarily.
Corrective measures will be taken to rectify such lapses at the party and government levels, the party secretariat decided.
The Crime Branch team investigating the case had raided the houses of six accused earlier in the day.
Minister Ahammad Devarkovil claims he was unaware of the scuffle that broke out outside the party's state secretariat meeting held at a hotel in Kochi.
Karuvannur Service Cooperative Bank's former secretary Sunil Kumar, former manager Biju Kareem, accountant C K Jils and commission agent Bejoy were picked up from a flat at Ayyanthole in Thrissur district.
CPM district committee has denied any role in the unattributed larger-than-life flex hoarding that appeared outside a temple at Pacheeri near Walancherry. The flex has been removed.