CBI court to try Kerala CPI-M leaders in murder case
In a setback to the state's ruling CPI-M, the Kerala High Court on Monday directed that a murder case in which two top party leaders are accused be shifted from Kannur to the CBI court here.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in February, had filed the final charge sheet against senior Communist Party of India-Marxist leader P. Jayarajan and young party legislator T.V. Rajesh in the February 2012 Abdul Shukoor murder case.
Hearing the CBI's plea, the high court ordered transfer of the trial from the Tellichery court, where the CBI had initially filed the charge sheet, to the CBI court in Kochi.
While Jayarajan has been charged under Sections 302 (murder) and 124 b (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, Rajesh has been charged under the latter section.