P Jayarajan remanded to CBI custody for 3 days

CPI(M) leader and former MLA P Jayarajan was remanded to three-day CBI custody in connection with an RSS functionary’s murder in 2014.

Thalassery Principal Sessions Judge V.K Anilkumar allowed the agency’s plea, seeking custody of Jayarajan for questioning in the case.

The court said that CBI could question Jayarajan on March 9, 10 and 11 and that only an investigation officer should be present at that time of questioning which should be carried out between 9 AM to 6 PM.

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.