Kummanam Rajasekharan posted a video on social media claiming it showed CPM workers celebrating RSS worker’s murder
Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan has been booked on Tuesday for spreading false news on the killing of an RSS worker at Payyannur in Kannur district on May 12.
Kerala Police registered a case against Rajasekharan under Section 153(A) (promoting enmity between groups) after a petition was filed by Mohammed Siraj, district secretary of Student Federation of India, the student wing of the CPI(M).
Rajasekharan had posted a video on his Twitter handle claiming the CPI(M) workers of Payannur seen in the footage were celebrating the death of Choorakadu Biju.
However, Kannur police chief G Siva Vikram had clarified that there was no such celebration by the Left party and that the posted video was merely of a victory procession. By spreading lies, the BJP leader is adding fuel to the troubled atmosphere, he said.
On Monday, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, too, said in the state assembly that the allegations were false and that police would register a case against the BJP state chief.
Biju, an RSS worker who was out on bail in the murder case of a CPI(M) worker in 2016, was hacked to death on May 12.
Following the outcry, Kummanam has hardened his stand, saying the video is genuine and he is ready to go to jail for it.