Staff Reporter

ALAPPUZHA: Two of the accused in the Paul Muthoot George murder case have been taken into police custody till September 8.

The judicial remand of nine of the accused was extended till September 18 as well.

Ramankary Judicial Magistrate Subitha Chirakal issued the order allowing the police custody of Jayachandran, who allegedly led the 22-strong gang from Changanassery that had an argument with Paul ending in his murder; and one of Jayachandran’s aides, Sattar, after the police gave an application seeking their police custody for further investigation.

Jayachandran is accused number one, while Sattar is accused number two. Nine others, who were among the 11 arrested on August 24 and whose remand period expired on Saturday along with that of Jayachandran and Sattar, were further remanded till September 18.

The police had arrested 19 persons in connection with the murder, which took place on August 22.

These included Kaari Satheesh, who later confessed to have committed the crime.