Staff Reporter

ALAPPUZHA: A decision on the bail petition submitted by Kaari Satheesh, charged with stabbing Paul Muthoot George, was deferred to Friday after District Sessions Judge E. Mytheen Kunju heard arguments on the petition here on Thursday.

The decision was deferred after the prosecution failed to answer the judge’s query on the witnesses of the murder. Defence lawyer B. Shivadas said there were incongruities in the statements of Paul’s driver Shibu and the accused Om Prakash and S. Rajesh.

The judicial remand of the 17th to 21st accused was extended to October 6 by the Ramankary Judicial First Class Magistrate Subitha Chirakkal.