CBI names P. Jayarajan as 'mastermind' in Kathiroor Manoj case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has submitted the supplementary chargesheet in Kathiroor Manoj murder case at the Thalassery CBI court, naming CPI(M) Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan as the ‘mastermind’ behind the murder.

Former Payyanur CPI(M) area secretary T.A Madhusoodanan and three others are also named as accused in the chargesheet. They are said to have provided necessary help to the assailants.

Jayarajan is named as the 25th accused.

RSS leader E. Manoj, 42, was hacked to death at Kathiroor in Kannur on September 1, 2014.

Manoj was an accused in a case pertaining to the murder attempt on Jayarajan in 1999.