There would be no compromises in the investigation into the brutal murder of former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.
"We are satisfied with the progress of the probe... irrespective of who is behind this crime, there would be no compromises made," Chandy told reporters while on a visit to Kannur.
Chandrasekharan, 51, a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader, was killed in Onchiyam near Kannur Friday night. Police said it was a bomb attack. His face was disfigured.
Police sources said they had narrowed down their search to a dozen people.
Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan has labelled it a "political murder" ahead of the Neyattinkara by-election June 2.
"Why is the CPI-M jittery? Who doesn't know that the crime is nothing but a political murder," he said.
Chandrasekharan was an active CPI-M leader in his hometown Onchiyam near Kozhikode till 2008. He later formed the Revolutionary Marxist Party, which unseated his old party in village councils around his home town.