CBI questions P Jayarajan in prison over Manoj murder

Thursday, Mar 10, 2016,9:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | CBI officials Wednesday questioned CPI-M Kannoor District Secretary P Jayarajan in connection with the murder of an RSS functionary in 2014.

He was brought to the Central prison here Wednesday morning for questioning from Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment. A lower court had remanded Jayarajan to CBI custody for three days in connection with the murder of RSS activist Kathiroor Manoj.

A 10-member CBI team interrogated Jayarajan based on a written questionnaire for around three hours Wednesday afternoon.

CBI had in January listed Jayarajan as 25th accused and framed charges against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in connection with the case. Manoj (42), a district functionary of RSS, was hacked to death in politically volatile Kathiroor in Kannur district on September 1, 2014, allegedly by a group of CPI(M) workers.