Claims witnesses were prejudiced against him

Kodi Suni alias N. K. Sunilkumar, third accused in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case, told the trial court here on Monday that he and others had not been arrested from Mudakozhimala in Kannur district as stated by the police.

He was replying to questions put forth by R. Narayana Pisharadi, judge, Special Additional Sessions Court under Section 313 (power to examine the accused) under the Code of Criminal Procedure. The case related to the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader Chandrasekharan at Vallikkad on May 4, 2012.

The accused said the witnesses had testified against him owing to political enmity. Their statements that they had seen him taking money for committing the crime and hatching the conspiracy at Sameera Quarters, Chokli, were false.

The statements of the witnesses that they had seen him at the CPI(M) Koothuparamba area committee office was also untrue, he said.

He also told the court that his face was not covered by the police when he was produced at Vadakara Judicial First Class Magistrate Court. This had enabled the witnesses to identify him during the identification parade. Investigators had also revealed his identity to the witnesses at camp office of the Special Investigation Team at Vadakara and on the verandah of the inquiry court.

His photos had appeared in the media, Kodi Suni claimed.

The questioning of Kodi Suni will resume at the court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the questioning of Manoj Kumar aka Kirmani Manoj, second accused in the case, concluded on Monday. His questioning had begun on August 7.

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