Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12: Kerala Assembly was adjourned sine die on Tuesday after unruly scenes prevailed in the house with Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan denied permission to move an adjournment motion by the Opposition seeking a discussion on taking urgent steps to stop political murders in the State.
Congress member Sunny Joseph sought the leave of the House to move the motion in the backdrop of submitting a chargesheet by the CBI slapping murder and conspiracy charges against CPI(M) Kannur District Secretary P Jayarajan and MLA TV Rajesh in 'the Abdul Shukoor murder' case in 2012.
Denying the permission, the Speaker said the case which happened several years ago has no merit to bring it as an adjournment motion and allowed to take it as the first submission.
However, the Congress-led UDF members said the Speaker denied their right to discuss the issue under Rule-50. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said the Speaker was denying discussion on a serious murder case in which a member of the house was allegedly involved.
The CBI filed the chargesheet in Thalassery Sessions Court on Monday.
The CBI has charged section 120(b) IPC (read with 302 IPC, murder and conspiracy charge) against P Jayarajan and the Kallyassery MLA.
Pointing out that the House discussed several such cases earlier, he listed out six such incidents took up for discussion in the past.
Following which, the Opposition members entered the well and shouted slogans against the Government. Later, they walked out from the House and staged a sit-in dharna in front of the House.
Thereafter, Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan rushed through the business listed for the day and adjourned the House sine die completing 10 day-budget session of the 14th session of the 14th Legislative Assembly.
Later, addressing a press conference in the Assembly Media Room, Mr Ramesh Chennithala said CPI(M) leaders had implemented a party decision and the murder was an instance of mob lynching.
It was on February 20, 2012, Abdul Shukoor (19), who was then Thaliparamba Mandalam treasurer of Muslim Students Federation (MSF), was allegedly killed by CPI(M) activists at Keezhara, a few hours after the attack on a car in which CPI(M) leaders P Jayarajan and MLA TV Rajesh were travelling, by alleged IUML activists at Pattuvam.
A total of 33 accused involved in the murder case. One of the accused committed suicide during the trail.
P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh MLA were listed as 32nd and 33rd accused in the chargesheet. (UNI)