The Kerala High Court on Friday restrained the State government and the Superintendent of the Kannur Special Sub-jail from transferring Bitty Mohanty, a rape convict arrested by the Kannur police for impersonation, to a jail in Rajasthan.

Justice Harun-Ul-Rashid ordered that Bitty should not be transferred to a Jaipur jail till December 10. The court directive came on a petition moved by Bitty Mohanty.

Bitty was rounded up on March 8 while working in one of the branches of the SBT in Kannur as a trainee officer allegedly under a false name, Raghav Raja, on charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating.

According to Bitty, the refusal of jail authorities to release the petitioner from judicial custody even after getting bail and complying with all the conditions set in the bail order amounted to violation of the order of the court and the fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution.

He said that the jail authorities were trying to take him to a Jaipur jail in connection with the rape case.

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