Thalassery: One more person was arrested in connection with the murder attempt on C O T Naseer, who contested the Lok Sabha polls as independent candidate from Vadakara constituency. CPM Thalassery area committee office former secretary Rajesh was arrested on Thursday. With this, 8 persons have been arrested in the case.
Rajesh is a close acquaintance of Thalassery MLA A N Shamseer. Rajesh was arrested as per statements of Kottiyoor Santhosh who was arrested in the case earlier.
Police found that on the day of the attack, Rajesh had called Santhosh over phone 12 times.
COT Naseer was attacked during night on May 18. Police have prepared a list of 11 accused. But Nasser had alleged that the probe was not satisfactory and Shamseer had involvement in the attack.
Also, CPM state committee has appointed a two-member committee to investigate the attack. State committee members MLA TV Rajesh and district secretariat member Hareendran are carrying out the probe.