In an important development in the ongoing police investigation into the string of political murders in Kerala and the infamous Fazal murder case in Kannur district, a BJP-RSS worker has confessed to the murder of PFI worker Fazal. The BJP worker, Subeesh, is also one of the accused in the recent killing of CPI(M) worker Paduvilayi Mohanan.
He has also confessed that he was involved in the killing of Pavithran, a CPI (M) worker, near Koothuparamba. Mohanan was killed at the toddy shop he worked in near Anjarakkandy in Kannur on October 10.
Kannur district police Commissioner K Sanjay Kumar confirmed to The News Minute that Subheesh gave statements confirming his involvement in the Fazal murder.
â€śA detailed enquiry is needed to confirm the authenticity of the statements. So, we cannot tell anything until it is proven. Further steps would be taken after the probe,â€ť he said.
Fazal murder was probed by CBI and the main accused in the case were CPI (M) leaders and siblings Karayi Rajan and Karayi Chandrashekharan. Granting bail to Karayi brothers earlier, the Kerala High Court had restricted them from entering Kannur district.
Though both won the Kerala civic body elections from Kannur and Thalassery, they were forced to resign as they were not able to enter the district.
After OK Vasu and A Ashokan, prominent leaders of BJP in Kannur who joined CPI (M) in 2014, the party has been stating that the Fazalâ€™s murder was plotted by the BJP. The new revelation would now strengthen the CPI (M).
Fazal, a Popular Front of India (PFI) worker, was killed on October 22, 2006.