CPM Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan has been booked by the CBI in connection with the murder of MSF worker Ariyil Shukkoor on 2012.
The CBI chargesheet was submitted today to Jayarajan at the Thalassery sessions court. He faces charges for murder and conspiracy. Party legislator TV Rajesh also faces conspiracy charges.
The chargesheet was submitted in Thalassery. Earlier, Jayarajan was charged under Section 118 for concealing design to commit offence as he already knew that Shukkoor was trapped by party workers. The murder charge was made after further investigation by CBI after based on media reports and statements.
Shukkoor was killed on February 20, 2012, and CBI took over the probe four years later. Shukhoor was killed in the clashes that followed an attack on the vehicle carrying Jayarajan and Rajesh. Shukkoor was identified as one among the attackers on the basis of photographs and then attacked. According to CBI, the conspiracy was hatched at the hospital where Jayarajan was admitted.