Kozhikode: Twelve persons have been taken into custody for questioning in connection with the recent murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan, police said on Friday.
   
The Special Investigation Team had earlier taken into custody three persons for questioning as part of inquiry into the May 4 murder of Chandrashekharan at Vallikkad near Vatakara in Kozhikode, police said.

Chandrasekharan was hacked to death by unidentified attackers at Vallykkadu near Vadakara in the district on Friday night.
   
Chandrasekharan, who was expelled from CPI(M) few years back, had floated his outfit challenging the party in its stronghold Onchiyam in Vadakara area in the district.
   
Chandrasekhran, once a supporter of CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan, was expelled from the party after he incurred the wrath of party officials. Chandrasekharan began his political career as an activist of CPI(M)'s campus wing SFI. He later became a whole-timer of the party in its stronghold.
    
He was once known as a supporter of senior leader V S Achuthanandan and was said to have incurred the wrath of the faction loyal to the party state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.

(Agencies)

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