The Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday adjourned till the third week of May the hearing on the anticipatory bail petition filed by DMK functionary ‘Attack’ Pandi, main accused in the ‘Pottu’ Suresh murder case.

Pandi moved an anticipatory bail petition in the court claiming that the allegations against him were false. He was implicated in the case because of ‘high-level police pressure’, he contended. Pandi also expressed apprehension that the police were foisting false cases against him in order to kill him in a fake encounter. The counsel for Pandi said if the petitioner was arrested, he would be subjected to harassment and no custodial interrogation was necessary in the case. Justice K.B.K.Vasuki adjourned the case till the third week of May, to be heard by the vacation bench.

The judge also dismissed the petition filed by the police challenging the bail granted by a lower court to seven accused in the case. They are P.Sabarathinam, M.Santhanam, M.Sekar, R.Karthik, A.Senthil, N.Nagamurugan and S.Lingam. Justice Vasuki also set aside the lower court’s order declining bail to Vijayapandi, Prabhu, Arumugam, Jothivel, Premkumar, Muthupandi and Pandiaraj and granted bail to them.

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