Five RSS/BJP activists get life terms for CPI-M worker's murder at Kannur


Kannur (Kerala), May 22 (IANS): Five activists of the RSS/BJP were on Wednesday convicted for the murder of a CPI-M worker in Kerala's Kannur in 2006 and sentenced to life imprisonment, while nine others including a top state RSS leader were acquitted.

Communist Party of India-Marxist K V Yakub, 24, was attacked on June 13, 2006 while he was in his friend's house near here. The accused first threw a bomb Aat him and when he tried to flee for his life, he was chased and hacked to death.

Additional District Sessions Judge R L Baiju convicted and sentenced Shankaran, his brother Manoharan, Vijesh, Prakasan and Kavyesh, all local BJP/RSS leaders in the district, while acquitting nine other accused including Valsan Thillankery, a top leader of RSS in north Kerala was let off.

A fine of Rs 50,000 each was also slapped on the convicts.

The court examined 23 witnesses and 49 supporting documents and objects for finalizing the verdict in the case.

On May 17, seven BJP and RSS workers were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of another CPI-M activist, P Pavithran, who was killed on November 6, 2007, when he was going out to buy milk early in the morning. 

 

  

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Thu, May 23 2019

    Good decision to punish properly to the deserving.

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  • Eminef, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    They will be called patriots and will be released. Soon they will become our leaders. Oh what a lovely future we have. Looking forward for it

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, May 22 2019

    One day early result announced ?
    they will come out for next election and contest from BJP like sadhvi pragya

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 22 2019

    I wonder what will happen if BJP Wins ...

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  • Naresh, Mumbai

    Wed, May 22 2019

    They definitely release these falsly convicted innocent people

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Wed, May 22 2019

    Murdred human being
    Party stands next.

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