The probe into the murder of Hindu Munnani spokesperson Sasikumar was transferred to the CB-CID by DGP TK Rajendran.
In his order on Wednesday, the DGP directed the investigating officials to hand over the case diary and other records to the CB-CID, reported The Hindu. He also ordered the ADGP CB-CID to appoint an investigating officer to probe the case.
Sasikumar was hacked to death by a gang of four people last week in Coimbatore. According to the police, he was returning home on a two-wheeler when the gang chased him on motorcycles and attacked him with sickles. He suffered about 11 cut injuries and was rushed to the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital.
His death sparked unrest in Coimbatore as groups of people attacked vehicles, establishments.
There have been no arrests made so far with police making little headway in the case.