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RSS worker murder: Kerala CM, DGP meet governor

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state police chief Loknath Behera today met Governor P Sathasivam in response to a Raj Bhavan summon to ascertain the action taken by the government in recent incidents of violence in the state capital, including the murder of an RSS worker last night.

In a tweet message, the Governor said that he had summoned chief minister and state police chief to know about action taken by state govt on law and order issues in Thiruvananthapuram.

He said, the Chief Minister informed that culprits in murder of RSS activist Rajesh Edavakode has been arrested.

The governor said, the chief minister assured that law breakers will be sternly dealt with, irrespective of status or political affiliation. Sathasivam also had a word with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and apprised him of the situation and measures taken by the state government.

Police have so far taken six persons into custody in connection with the slaying of the RSS worker at Sreekaryam near Thiruvananthapuram . BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan alleged that the CPI(M) was behind the attack. The BJP called for a dawn-to-dusk state-wide hartal today to protest the incident.

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