Search conducted in Kozhikode prison
Officials said they carried out a thorough search of the jail premises. 'As part of searching, we are also planning to open the septic tank', a top police official told PTI. In a serious violation of prison rules, some of the accused in the Chandrasekharan murder case had made Facebook postings using their mobile phones.
Meanwhile, the reported visit of CPI(M) MLA K K Lathika, to the jail, where her husband and an accused in the murder case, was lodged, soon after the Facebook episode surfaced, has fuelled another controversy. A Malayalam TV channel had beamed the visit of Lathika along with three other people to the jail.
Chandrasekharan's widow K K Rema, has demanded an inquiry into the visit of the MLA. Kerala home minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan had visited the jail immediately after the incident and also constituted a three-member team to probe the issue. Later, the government had also shifted DGP (Prison) Alexander Jacob from the post and ADGP T P Sen Kumar was given additional charge of DGP (Prison).