Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Special Prosecutor in the Marad massacre case on Tuesday submitted a fresh petition before the Marad Special Court here stating that nine more accused had violated the bail conditions set by the High Court of Kerala.

Last week, prosecutor P.D. Ravi submitted in court that nine accused had violated the stringent conditions citing a report of the Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department.

The report, prepared by the State special branch, had been routed through the Commissioner of Police, Kozhikode city.

The Marad case relates to the killing of nine fishermen at the coastal village on May 2, 2003. The new list names Manaf, accused no. 6; Abdul Majeed, 26; Noushad, 67; Shakeer, 98; Mohammed Nafi, 105; Kamarudeen, 109; Abdul Karim, 111; Latheef, 139; and Moideen Koya, 141; as having violated the court stipulations.

Crime Branch report

Like in the earlier petition, the prosecutor cited the report of the Crime Branch routed through the Special Branch and the City Police Commissioner.

The earlier petition had named Rizal Babu, accused no.15; Akbar, 18; Razak, 29; Shamshu, 41; Shaukath Ali, 44; Azgar, 58; Siraj, 61; Abdul Jabbar, 66; and Navas, 82; as having violated the bail conditions.

Special Judge Babu Mathew P. Joseph posted both the petition for consideration to October 18.

The prosecution had also been directed to produce all documents pertaining to the violation of conditions.

89 on bail

As many as 89 under-trial prisoners are on bail after agreeing to the stringent conditions. Except one, all 137 accused had secured conditional bail from the Kerala High Court. They have been directed to reside within a three-km radius of the trial court.

The accused should execute a bond for Rs.2 lakh and reveal the source of the amount.

The bond should include three sureties, of which one should be a blood relative.