: The Special Additional District Sessions Court (Marad cases) that is conducting the trial in the killing of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan at Onchiyam on May 4 on Thursday rejected the bail plea of an accused while granting bail to another with stringent conditions. Special judge R. Narayana Pisharadi rejected the bail of C. Rajith, accused number 27, after considering the arguments of special prosecutor C.K. Sreedharan. Rajith had actively participated in the murder case and that he had also suppressed the fact that the High Court of Kerala had earlier rejected his bail plea, he noted.

Rajith along with others had allegedly procured weapons and had handled them over to N.K. Sunil Kumar alias Kodi Suni, a prime accused in the case. Rajith had also taken the motorcycle of another assailant K.K. Mohammed Shafi, for identifying Chandrasekharan on May 2, Mr. Sreedharan argued. The court granted bail to C.K. Rajikanth, accused number 25, with stringent conditions.