Thalassery: The conspiracy to attack CPM former leader COT Naseer took place in the car of an MLA. This was revealed by Poti Santhosh, the accused who was taken into custody and interrogated. Police were reluctant to reveal further details.
Santhosh, who is under custody in the murder attempt of BJP leader M P Sumesh, was taken into custody a week back and interrogated by the police. Santhosh said during interrogation that the conspiracy was hatched in the car of an MLA which had a MLA’s board. Another accused CPM branch secretary N K Ramesh had come to see him in the car. The meeting took place inside the parked car in front of Chenad Kinfra park. The first meeting to target Naseer also took place inside the car at the same place.
The final plan to attack Naseer was held near the Kunduchira driving test maidan. N.K. Rajesh, CPI(M) Puliyodu West Branch Secretary who was arrested in the case was the former driver of A.N. Shamseer MLA. Rakesh had used this car though he was not the owner of the vehicle.
CPM Thalassery area committee office former secretary Rakesh was a close associate of MLA Shamseer. But the police were not ready to question the car owner.
Police know the car number in which the conspiracy was hatched. But it looks like police have not recorded this in the statement they obtained from Santhosh. Besides, the police were not ready to question the car owner even though they were aware of it.
It looks like pressure is building up on the part of the police to delay recording of the statement and to seize the car. Naseer had reiterated that MLA Shamseer was involved in conspiring against him in the beginning itself.