A top jail official has been suspended as part of the probe into the allegation that undertrial prisoners in the Chandrasekharan murder case lodged in the Kozhikode District Jail had unrestricted access to
mobile phones while in remand custody.
Superintendent of Prison, Kozhikode District Jail, R Sajan, was suspended from service on Wednesday, by DGP
(Prison) Alexander Jacob, officials said.
Meanwhile, Chandrasekharan’s wife K K Rema has described as ‘shocking news’ reports that police have evidence to
prove the accused made telephone calls from the jail. Such incidents inside the jail emphasises the need
for the case to be handed over to the CBI, she said, adding ‘we have given it in writing for a cbi probe to the government’.
Police and the cyber cell have begun a probe into the matter which has become a major controvery in the state.
Chandrasekharan, who floated his own outfit, the Revolutionary Marxist Party after quitting CPI(M), was hacked
to death in May 2012 near his native village Onchiyam. Many of the accused in the case are local CPI(M) workers, apart from
goons hired to execute the murder.