Terror suspects,‘Police’ Fakruddin and Bilal Malik were on Monday produced before a Judicial Magistrate Court IV here in connection with the murder of a milk vendor.
‘Police’ Fakruddin told the court that he was lodged in solitary confinement and not allowed to communicate with anyone.
He was also not allowed to meet his relatives, especially his mother. When ‘Police’ Fakruddin wanted the court to transfer him from Vellore to Madurai central prison owing to the inconvenience caused by long-distance travel, the magistrate, S. Govindarajan, recorded his submission. Upon his request to take it up with higher authorities, the JM said he would look into it.
Following a request from their counsel, the magistrate posted the matter for hearing to December 18. The accused will be remanded in judicial custody till the next hearing. The CB CID police did not seek custody of the accused. ‘Police’ Fakruddin, Panna Ismail, Abdullah, Towfiq and Bilal Malik are accused in the murder of milk vendor B. Suresh Kumar on June 26, 2013.