Decision on bail plea on Monday

May 11, 2013 11:57 am | Updated June 13, 2016 01:48 pm IST - Kozhikode:

The Special Additional District and Sessions Court (Marad cases), trying the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case, will on May 13 pronounce the orders on the bail plea moved by P. Mohanan, member of the Kozhikode district secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] and an accused in the case.

At a sitting here on Friday, Special Judge R. Narayana Pisharadi heard the arguments of the prosecution opposing the bail application, and the defence, seeking his release.

A witness, Suresh Babu, a former activist of the CPI (M) had deposed in court that Mohanan, named 14 accused, had along with Onchiyam area secretary C. H. Ashokan, area committee member K.K. Krishnan and Kunnummakkara local committee member K. C. Ramachandran had plotted to murder Chandrasekharan at a flower shop owned by Padayankandi Raveendran, Orkatteri local committee member at Orkatteri on April 2, 2012.

Special Public Prosecutor C.K. Sreedharan argued that the bail application was “misconceived and unsustainable.” The Supreme Court, which had earlier considered his bail plea, had not entertained his special leave petition to appeal against the order passed by the Kerala High Court. The High Court had on several occasions denied his pray to grant bail.

The only contention of the accused was an observation by the Supreme Court that he was at a liberty to file a fresh bail plea after the trial court recorded the deposition of the eyewitnesses in the case. The apex court had not said anything about filing a bail plea before the trial court, Mr. Sreedharan argued.

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