Thiruvananthapuram: In a major development in the political killings of two Youth Congress leaders, Director General of Police, Lokanath Behara, has ordered Crime Branch investigations. The investigation team will be led by Inspector General S Sreejith.
In a related incident, the police have arrested 5 more persons in connection with the murder. K. M. Suresh, K. Anil Kumar, A. Ashwin, R. Srirag, and G. Girijan were those arrested.
Meanwhile, the Hosdurg Judicial Magistrate has remanded Saji George, another accused, to 6 days in police custody. The police said in court that Saji has direct involvement in the double murder.