The Kerala High Court, on Friday, dismissed a bail petition filed by M.V. Radhakrishnan, an accused in a case registered in connection with the alleged suicide of V. Saseendran, former secretary, Malabar Cements Ltd. (MCL), and his two sons.

The bail petition was dismissed by Justice P.D. Rajan. Saseendran and his two sons were found hanging in their house in Palakkad, on January 24, 2011. Opposing the bail, counsel for the CBI had submitted that Saseendran was threatened and intimidated by the petitioner on several occasions during the probe into corruption charges in Malabar Cements and pressured to give evidence favourable to the petitioner.

However, Mr. Saseendran was not willing to do this. Therefore, the petitioner started harbouring enmity towards Saseendran. It was the petitioner who had “cooked up” the plan. The investigations revealed that Mr. Radhakrishnan had abetted the commission of Saseendran’s suicide by continuously harassing him through Sundaramurthy and P. Suryanarayanan, the second and the third accused in the case.