Signalling an end to the investigation into the Paul Muthoot George murder case by the Special Investigation Team constituted for the purpose, a charge sheet was submitted to the Judicial First Class Magistrate Court at Ramankary here on Thursday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police P. Venugopal, who is part of the SIT, led the police team that arrived at the court to submit the 124-page charge sheet, which follows a probe that crossed the boundaries of the State and took nearly three months after the murder of Paul, one of the executive directors of the multi-crore Muthoot M. George business group, in the wee hours of August 22 on the Alappuzha-Changanassery
Jayachandran, a man accused of various felonies even before the Muthoot murder and who was allegedly leading a gang of hired goons from Changanassery on another ‘murder assignment’ in Alappuzha that day, is the first accused in the case. Kaari Satheesh, who had confessed to the police and before the media as well that it was he who stabbed Paul, is the second accused of the total 25 persons who have been charged under various sections of the law in connection with the case.
Om Prakash and Rajesh Puthenpalam, both known offenders with cases and warrants from various police stations in the State and who had fled the spot on the Ford Endeavour allegedly driven by Paul just before his murder, are the 24th and 25th accused in the case. The duo, on the run for nearly three weeks, had later surrendered before a Tirunelveli court. They have been charged with attempts to destroy evidence in this case.
Two of the accused, Ramesh and Prakash, who have been named as the 12th and 13th accused in the case, are still absconding.