2012 TP Chandrasekharan Murder Case: Kerala HC Hears Plea On Enhancing Convict’s Punishment

The Kerala High Court has recently heard the prosecution’s plea to enhance the punishment awarded to the convicts in the 2012 TP Chandrasekharan murder case.

A division bench of Justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Kauser Edappagath heard the convicts in person regarding the prosecution’s plea. The court heard the convicts and explain why their sentences should not be enhanced.

The court will continue to hear the matter today, when it is likely to pronounce a verdict.

On February 19, the high court upheld the conviction in the murder case of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader Chandrasekharan in Onchiyam in Kozhikode district on May 4, 2012.

The convicts were brought before the high court following directions to the jail authorities to produce them to hear state government’s plea seeking the enhancement of their sentence.

Previously in 2014, the Kozhikode Additional Sessions Court sentenced 11 accused to life imprisonment and varying jail terms for other accused.

The convicts include CPI(M) local leaders KC Ramachandran and the late Kunhanandan.

Chandrasekharan (52) was hacked to death by a gang while he was returning home on his motorcycle.

The then United Democratic Front government in Kerala constituted a special investigation team to probe into the case.

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