Payyoli Manoj murder case: Nine CPM activists arrested
Kannur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested nine persons including a CPM leader in connection with the murder of Payyoli Manoj.
The CBI arrested nine persons including CPM former area secretary Chanthumash, Local secretary PV Ramachandran, Payyoli municipality councillor Lijesh, Payyoli local committee member C Suresh and DYFI leader NC Musthafa after summoning them to the CBI camp office in Vadakara.
The CBI's Kochi unit took over the investigation of the case one-and-a-half years back.
BMS leader Manoj was hacked by a group of assailants in front of his family on the night of February 12, 2012. He succumbed to injuries the next morning.